While I realize this is a touchy subject to those that feel the right to name their child any "beautiful, misspelled or stupid names. Also realize I don't give a shit if your offended or not. Case closed.
Today my friend comes by to tell me her nephew had just had a baby this morning. Out of courtesy you usually ask the standard questions: "Was it a boy or girl?", "What did they name him/her?", "How much did he/she weigh?" "How long was he/she?" I may be the only one that asks these questions because I am nosy and it's just easier for me to think everyone else asks them too. I got to the first question of his sex and was told they are still testing as it could not be determined by a visual. I felt the tiniest twinge of sympathy for the baby and the parents. I ask his name and was told they had named it "Awesome Lionitis" My first thought was it sounded like a rare sexually transmitted disease and all sympathy for the parents was gone and the sympathy for the baby amped up a little. But then I started out giggling which soon went into a full blown, in your face laughing. I was still laughing as she left 10 minutes later. The kid was born not knowing if it is male or female and then the parents go and compound that with that name? How many different ways can they screw this child up?
Other crazy or stupid names in this weeks newspapers:
Teronious Anthony (Teronious? Really?)
Adesina Ogooluwasubomi (yeah he is going to learn to spell his last name, hopefully by the time he graduates from college)
Sergio Lerico Leone
Jason Soaring Hawk (because the "Jason" just fit the other two names perfectly?)
Sosthene (what else could you expect, his mother's name is Saskia?)
Apelu Mason (you just know his friends are going to end up calling him Ape for short!)
Destry OnNeal (fairly certain this one is gay)
Gabriel Ubaldo (he is going to have some good kid inspired nicknames too)
Shayma Lamia (I'm thinking the parents must have felt shame at getting pregnant and don't think to highly of the baby)
Sweet Baby Girl (no it isn't because they haven't named her yet, that IS her name, but nobody puts Baby in a corner so maybe she will make it out OK)
Tra':Shae Danielle ( my personal favorite bad name, easily spelled, easy to read, well...you get the picture. Also wondering if she could be an alien baby)
Royalayn Aleze (sounds like a new casino game to me)
Astrid Solstice (kinda tells you what her parents do on the side)
Can you just imagine the future generation running around with names like this? Scary thought.