Naming (Un)conventions

Posted By on July 9, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Smitty over at The Other McCain notes that it might, just might, be a bad idea to name your kid(s) randomly. Throwing darts at a map, pulling Scrabble letters out of a bag, and picking names out of the police blotter section of the newspaper are all recipes for massive failure.

Do you really want to have that conversation where you explain to little Ulysses what chemical state prompted “Lithuania” to appear in the middle name position?

I would suggest to Smitty, and indeed to everyone, that there is no single better source for mockery of bad baby names than the weekly feature “The Name Game” at one of my long-time favorite blogs, Mostly Cajun.

He’s been at it a while; the latest entry in the Name Game series is #285, and as always is good for a laugh… even if the laughter is only there to keep you from crying about the state of the nation.


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