Some people are given unfortunate names, while others have only themselves to blame. A. Name-Givers 1. "Cox, Arquette welcome baby Coco" <http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2004-06-13-cox-baby_x.htm> 2. "Jackson will be couple's 15th J-name child" <http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_947206.html> "So far the couple have Jana, John, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, Josiah, Joanna, Jedadiah, Jeremia, Jason, James and Justin" [I think they missed one] 3. "US father names son 'Version 2.0'" <http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3451207.stm> "A proud US father and self-confessed engineering 'geek' has named his son after a computer software term" 4. "British girl named Diot Coke in 1379" <http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-3840922,00.html> "Naming your child after a popular soft drink could be seen as a little bit faddish, but the parents of young Diot Coke might be forgiven - they gave their baby daughter the name way back in 1379" 5. "Moniker's progress" <http://www.economist.co.uk/science/displayStory.cfm?story_id=2685710> "The names that parents give their children illuminate cultural evolution" B. Name-Changers 1. "Madonna talks about her new name" <http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_991727.html> "Madonna has revealed why she's changed her name to Esther" 2. "Springfield man changes his name legally to Bubba Bubba Bubba" <http://abclocal.go.com/wls/news/113003_ap_sn_bumba.html> 3. "Karin No More: animal-rights activist changes name to GoVeg.com" <http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNews/2003/07/31/150754-cp.html> "A young animal rights activist from Indiana once known as Karin Robertson has legally changed her name to that of a Web site run by her employer, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals" 4. "DotComGuy will take old name back" <http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_894787.html> "A Texas man who legally changed his name to DotComGuy, is to sell his trademark name"
Monday, June 28, 2004
Posted by Bruno at 8:13am