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What Screwball Parents Name Their Children?

Aug 9, 2008
A poorly named child can be traumatized for their entire lives. A wrong name, like in the song by Johnny Cash, A Boy Named Sue can be dreadful. Sue was given the girl's name to toughen him up by an absentee father.

Would Sue have made the same choice if he had the opportunity? Possibly but probably not. I have many times thought that a child should be able to choose his or her own name anyway. Would sleeping baby John Ritchie rename himself Sid Vicious or would napping baby Sally become Princess Banana Hammock? Or otherwise!

When my son was born I was accosted by administrative type right when my wife was leaving the labor room. I had forgotten what we wanted to name him and I was in a fright. My wife was still on goofy juice. She thought that he would have to make his way through life nameless.

Parents can go nuts naming their child something so unusual that it escapes reality. While some parents are very concerned about the googability of their future baby. With Monster and other websites naming conventions could become very important. Think about the name. Make sure that it is a name that commands respect.

A name should have dignity at the very least. Traditional names are safe. Something funky will always -- or better said -- eventually get you in trouble. Like Dweezil or Moon Unit, these are real people's names I might add, and are siblings wouldn't you know.

A name should also be simple or simply put simple for people to say and spell. It is efficient if not practical to use a J for a soft J sound not a G. We often take jabs at the English language because of bizarre spellings - this time you get to choose. Choose Wisely.

You may have a big family. Naming your baby will surely cause some upheaval by offending someone. Great Aunt Whatchamacallit was holding out for someone to name their baby after her before she died. Do not succumb to the pressure. Name the infant what you want.

In truth name your child something that fits - fits for you. Ask advice for anyone you care to but in the end it is what you think that matters. Do you really want to shout from the backyard window at dusk -- Optimus Prime get in here and do your homework? In the end it is whatever helps your baby sleep through the night now isn't it?
About the Author
David Bostwick, a gifted authority author has written on getting baby to sleep. If you want more on baby sleep through the night click on.
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