Monday, September 01, 2008

The Name Game

Quick: what do these words have in common?
  • Track
  • Trig
  • Bristol
  • Willow
  • Piper
  • Beau
  • Hunter
Any guesses?

These, my friends, are the names that our vice presidential candidates (see here and here) have lovingly bestowed upon their children. Pretty weird, huh? Makes Moon Unit Zappa seem tame...

I know, I'm biased. In my world, we have the Biblical names: Jacob, David, Jonathan, Sarah, Rebbecca, and Rachel. These seem normal to me. And then we have the Hebrew names: Yael, Noam, Shai, Inbar. Maybe, in someone's world, Trig and Hunter are typical names. But Track? Piper? Willow?

Beats me, what their parents were thinking. When I was a kid, I would have given my eye teeth to have a name like Debbie or Susan.

Oh, well...

1 comment:

nyjlm said...

my sister used to say that she was going to name her kids Jane and Mary, b/c she grew up with a somewhat unusual name. Then she married someone from Uzbekistan, and her kids have Uzbek names- very unusual in the US. lol.
I'm on the same page as you on the vp stuff tho. you can bet that if Chelsea Clinton had an out of marriage pregnancy the repubs would be all over it.