Saturday, September 29, 2007

It's all in the name

What is wrong with the Jennifer's, Ashley's, Stacy's and Jason's of this generation? Huh? Huh?
I mean what is so wrong with these names? They are easy to spell and let me tell you ..easy to say. How many times has Stacy had someone pronounce her name wrong? NONE. I swear I look at the list of names coming out in today's baby world and I shake my head. Why do that to your child? Do you really want him or her to constantly correct people. My name is Makayla. The AEIOUGH is silent in my name.
I mean come on. Don't do this to them. But if it isn't a strange spelling its a crazy name. All these celebrity personalities coming out with Coco or Apple. Those are pet names. Give the child a normal name and if you want to call her Coco then so be it.
This all came about because my kids started school in a new area. My daughter will come home and tell me about the new friend she met. Bless her that she can even remember the name. My son is all excited about a girl in his class named Panda. He says that she loves to wear t-shirts with Panda's on them. Now I'm thinking that surely her name really isn't Panda, but it is. Fine for if you are 5, but can you imagine a 30 year old mom on the PTA? "Hi, I'm Panda nice to meet you."
I know I know I am sounding harsh, but I'm tired of hearing about boys named Paris or girls named TeeTee. There is no family story or history behind them. No name past on from generation to generation.
I will admit. I love my state and I was tempted to name my kids after counties, but I didn't. I made life easy for them....I picked names people could say and spell and not torment my children with.
One mom must really be a fan of 60's show 'Bewitched', because my daughter brought home a friend to other day to play and her name was Andora. Now I personally would have wanted to be named Samantha. (I always tried to wiggle my nose just so). I can't wait to see who comes home next week to play.
Now I'm not saying to name your child Stacy or Jessica. Goodness knows we don't want to have another epidemic of calling the name Jason and having 10 heads turn in the direction of their name. I'm only saying, let's name our children something other than a fruit or animal and preferably something we can all pronounce.

1 comment:

Becky said...

You crack me up! Ryan and I were busting up laughing reading it. Now that we've finished Weddingpalooza this year (9 weddings since January) we know the babies are on thier way. (And I think you need to throw in another category... porn star names like "Candi" or "Bunny". Now, bless their hearts, I know some really wonderful women with those names, but you have to wonder... what were their parents thinking?!)

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