Is it me, or are people (especially celebrities) giving more and more silly names to their kids ? Sometimes, I have the impression that this is a competition for the one giving the most ridiculous name to make the buzz.
I understand that people try to be original, and avoid having their kids wear a name that everybody already has, or things like that. But still, too much originality, is killing the originality.
It's sure that when there is a popular name, you have plenty of kids being named the same. I am sure that at the end of the 70's, you had plenty of kids being named Luke, Leila, Han, etc… because of Stars Wars. I hope no one named his kid Chewbacca ! I guess there are a lot of Harrys and Hermiones now, because of Harry Potter. With the birth of Prince George and Princess Charlotte of England , certainly that lot of people started to name their kids like that too. Etc, etc.
Then there are trends, and that's normal, too. Some names are fashionable during some periods, others are abandoned, and will return one day.
The worse is when people are trying to be fun and clever, by creating word play with the family name, or taking a name because it sounds "funny". A name can be funny for a baby, but later, when he'll be teen, and adult, it can end up being very silly. Don't confuse legal first name and nick names !
More generally, I find that people are not taking enough time to choose a name for their kids. I think that people do not realize the importance of this. Of course, later, kids will be able to have their name changed, but still that is something which is serious and must not be taken lightly.
A first name needs to have a reason to exist, a meaning, a perspective.
So future parents, please, choose the name of your kids wisely. You have roughly 9 months to think about it.
May 21, 2017 (2 years ago)
Oh, I hate it when parents are feeling "clever" and name their kids so that their first name and last name is a word play! So silly, and you can be sure it will be a time of suffering for the kid at school !
You know how kids can be silly and evil with names !
About choosing a name because of a book or movie character, is not a good idea either! Because a lot of other people will have the same idea, ending with tons of kids having the same name ! I remember, some years after the first Star Wars movie, there were 5 boys named "Luke" in my classroom !
One question. What do you think of fathers naming their son like them? Why are they doing this? Is it lack of imagination? Or selfishness? A way to tell, look , I am your father, you owe me everything, remember this!
June 02, 2017 (2 years ago)
What do you think of fathers naming their son like them? Why are they doing this? Is it lack of imagination? Or selfishness? A way to tell, look , I am your father, you owe me everything, remember this!
Yes, it sounds selfish to me. Also, I think it's degrading, because the son will always been referred as "Junior".
October 10, 2018 (12 months ago)
I don't have kids, but I would have had a hard time finding a name. Like said, often, you like a name, because it's popular at the moment, and so plenty of kids will end being name the same. If you try to be too original, it might not be good either. I think that , we should name people just a with a number, like that it would be easier, and no discrimination 🙂
August 25, 2019 (1 months ago)