|photo found on big first name site|
Now that I switched (converted?) my blogger moniker to my G+ moniker you may have noticed my first name is Bill.
From William you can get Bill or Liam. Now my parents were not Irish so the Liam thing never happened but today it probably would be a “cooler” name.
A name’s impact is so subjective. A cooler name for who? The parents or the kid attached to the name? Obviously the baby doesn’t comprehend the difference in names for at least a few years.
One of my January posts this year suggested business names. Business naming offers more variety than naming your children. (my favorite suggestion from that post - Don’t Look Now Insurance )
Just last week, I posted about a tattooed (inked?) Barbie doll. Mrs. 4444 browsed by and thanked me for not mentioning her in the post since she has apparently been called Barbie and doesn’t like it at all. (hmm, pointing this out may have blown the thank-you she gave me??)
I can relate. Ever since about 10 or so, I wanted the “Billy” to stop. No need for the ‘y’ but I did notice my brother and two sisters had a ‘y’ permanently attached to their names.
Growing up I remember the dire prediction that computers will take away our names and just give us a number. One of childhood heroes had a number assigned to him - 007. What different image we would all have if he had been called Jimmy Bond.
Mrs. 4444 wanted to use her number on G+ but Google had issues with it. I think they have now opened up to number monikers.
One last point - is it me or do new parents get too wrapped up about naming their children today? Sure you should discuss it and think about it but you don’t need to agonize over it. Well this guy’s parent were just being cruel in naming this kid.