Sometimes people give their children the strangest names.
Sometimes they will use a name that in itself isn’t too bad, but when mixed with the Surname can cause certain problems. Mike Hunt? Or how about a chap I used to know – William Anker? [think about it…]. What I am really on about here is the actual names themselves.
Of course the names that spring to mind are those handed out by those brain-dead amoebas, the Beckhams –Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper. I was going to say that those kids will have a terrible time with their names in later life, but seeing as they will have inherited their parent’s intelligence it probably won’t occur to them that there is anything even slightly strange about their names.
Then of course there was that poor child who was dumped on with the name “Talula Does The Hula from Hawaii”. I think they were forced in the end to change that?
There is a thought that has crossed my mind though.
As far as I am aware, there is no law in any land to prevent people handing out whatever names they like to their sprogs? So why can’t people be a little more imaginative and give their children a name that will actually give the child a wee head start in life?
“I hereby name this child ‘Doctor John’”
Going through life with a name like Doctor could be a huge advantage. It would certainly be impressive at the top of a resume?
Or how about Professor? Even better!
I can only think of one disadvantage to this scheme and that is that the child can never really progress to the higher echelons of academia.
After all, Doctor Doctor would be a bit of a mouthful?
But not quite as bad as Professor Professor.