What’s in a name?

Banjo, Moxie CrimeFighter, Pilot Inspektor, Ocean, Audio Science.

I’m not just throwing out random words here. You probably recognize some of these as celebrity baby names. It seems to be a common trend with those in Hollywood to name their child the most ridiculous thing ever.

I suppose it goes with the hipster/against the grain/to cool for school image. And maybe when you have millions of dollars you can get away with that. But are they really thinking of the child? I mean, it was bad enough being called Molly McButter on the school bus (coworkers, don’t get any ideas). What would you do if your name was Sage Moonblood? (True story. Sylvester Stalone is a weird dude.)

What’s worse, is that now regular everyday people are jumping on the crazy name bandgwagon. And the authorities aren’t taking it lightly.

A judge in New Zealand recently held a child as a ward of the court until her parents changed her name.

What was it?

Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii.

According to Yahoo News, New Zealand law does not allow names that would cause offense to a reasonable person.

“Registration officials blocked some names, including Fish and Chips, Yeah Detroit, Keenan Got Lucy and Sex Fruit, but allowed others , including Number 16 Bus Shelter and Violence.”

I don’t know if this trend will ever go away. It will be interesting to see if these kids turn around and go with the old standbys like Jonathan, Jennifer and Thomas for their kids.

In the meantime, Apple, Coco and newly born Peanut can all hang out together. They certainly sound like a tasty group.

Posted by: Molly

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One Response to What’s in a name?

  1. baby girl says:

    I like the name Coco, the name Pilot Inspektor is the worst one.

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