fwiw, i could give two shits about this or any name someone chooses for their child. and neither should anyone else, especially a judge. if a member of the WBC wanted to name their child "Godhatesfags" i could care less.
ironically, it's the Christian right which is always complaining about the gov't taking away their liberty. i'm pretty certain that a judge renaming your baby is quite an intrusion into personal freedom, and more specifically religious freedom. me thinks some conservative Christians may have a hard time squaring this circle.
I hate to say it, but this and some of the other names here, leaves me thinking there should be some sort of oversight on names. Calling your child shithead, regardless of how it's pronounces, is child abuse.
I guess we've all heard of these. When I lived in Chicago, I heard about a baby named "Viagra". It seems funny, but my heart goes out to Vi. Or is it Via.
Martin H. Christ, there are some ignorant people out there!
Funny response. :)
Friend o' mine in the '70s was facing the birth of his first child. He was pondering whether, if it was a boy, to name him 'Jesus Christ' or 'Butch', and playing out the possible scenarios involving each. Thankfully it was a girl and Mom got to name her.
I do architectural design for a builder who is chair of the Republican Party in his region. His wife is some big muckety-muck in the Mormon church. I suspect that their younger lives may have been quite different because their 44 year old daughter is named Summer Sunshine.
Mom was a nurse in the 1940s, and she tells of a woman who named her daughter 'placenta' because she'd heard the word and liked how it sounded. I can imagine identity issues -- I'm an only child, and still not the favorite.
That does have a pretty sound to it. I like it. I do hope she didn't have a brother named "Cervix".
And today we have flaky Hollywood types calling their kid "Apple" and North West" and "Fifi Trixibelle".
I knew a medical student who named her child "Allegra". That was shortly before the antihistamine of the same name came out. She put a lot of effort into coming up with a nice name and was frustrated about the coincidence. At least she didn't name her "Azithromycin".
Kacie, this friend who told me about La-a said she was in her class. She isn't someone I see anymore, and she and I weren't close friends, but I didn't think she was a liar. Hunh. I know the Lemonjello,etc. sounds like racist legend too. Maybe she was trying to be entertaining or something. I am going to talk to a friend of mine who used to be friends with her too, and see if she thinks our old mutual friend would say things like that to make us laugh or something. Hmmm. Now I really want to know. I will feel bad if I told these stories to others and they aren't true.
It's okay. I don't think you should feel bad about it. I believed the La-a thing when I first heard it, too, and it was only after I heard it again that it started sounding suspicious to me. It's a funny story and usually isn't told in a malicious way, whatever its origins might be.
Thanks Kacie. What bugs me is that this "friend" told me these were people in the GED classes she teaches. She acted like it was original, and I had no reason not to believe her. I don't see her anymore, but I'm still going to talk about it with a good friend of mine who knew this woman at the same time I did. It just bugs me that she is supposed to be a responsible member of the community, teaching these kids, and adults, who are getting their GED's, and then going around telling stories about them that aren't even true! Wow. Some people!!!!