Thursday, 28 June 2012
Looking through baby names just now, I was struck by the variety of them out there, and curious about the limitations society seems to put on names. Even though we've got celebrities naming their children after colors and fruit, there still seems to be a big hesitation about naming a baby something unusual, unless it's "trending" (let's hear it for "Brielle," I know two born this year already ).
Personally, ethnic names, Biblical names, family names, and unusual names that others are able to pronounce and spell fairly easily are on my "okay" list.
Names of close family or friend's children, names that are colors, foods or just don't even sound like names are on my "not okay" list.
Do you think some names should not be names? How do you decide? Are there hard and fast rules to naming a child? Does the old excuse of "they'll always be made fun of in school" still hold true?