Parents can be cruel. Without any thought for how it will impact their children in their adult years, they will often give them names that seem pretty cool at the time.
We've pretty well stuck with "safe." Dean, Ross, Phillip, Paul....pretty much names that a 30 or 40-something male should get no snickers from.
But, I swear, the Shauaandraleekas, and Demarkavi, and Noshawn crowd are hexed. But, it ain't just black folks. And, it's not just a modern phenomenon.
My Mom swears that she went to school in the first grade in Laurel, Mississippi with a boy named "Graham Cracker." And, I once met a guy named "Peter Principal." (That one's not all that bad, really)
I'm sure I've known other folks with odd names, but I just can't think of them right now. Maybe I will as the evening wears on....and I'll drop 'em in the comments.
What about you? Who have you known that got cursed by their Mama & Daddy with a really odd name? I'd like to read them. I mean, this probably won't be as much fun as when we all figured out our "stripper stage name," (btw, that is STILL the most "hit" post here at Andy's Place...sometimes in the thousands per week. It's the pitcher, I'm sure) but I'm curious.
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