[LMB] OT: names as cruelty, was Significant Authors
kelts at earthlink.net
Sat, 16 Feb 2002 15:54:44 -0800
> Is Louis L'Amour an actual author (I Hope it's a pen name) or is
> blanket name like Franklin W. Dixon was?
>  It's terrible what parents will do with their children. Think
> people, these poor things will live with it all their school years.
Isn't it terrible? I used to work in home loans in banking long ago,
and would see the most terrible examples come through. I felt SO
sorry for Johnny Johnson - until I saw his tax returns, and under
dependents noticed Johnny Johnson, Jr.
Some people just do NOT deserve kids.
I try to always think of worst case scenarios with kids names. My son
was originally going to be Brendan Alexander, until 2 friends I
mentioned it to said "Brandy Alexander, like the drink?" and one odd
friend said "Brandy Alexander, like the porn star?" Strike one name.
Sadly for the Using-Bujold-Names theory, Gregory Gallagher sounds
I always felt sorry for my grandfather - name was picked before birth,
irregardless of sex. Marion Francis Deam. Poor guy, no wonder he
turned out to be such a SOB.