I like to think I don't get riled up easily. There aren't many things that can set me off.
But parents who give their kids stupid names sure do.
This includes parents who name their kids dumb stuff like Oranjello and Lemonjello or Espn or Velveeta, as well as kids who are given creatively-spelled names like "Mikheael" or "Kathrin."
Or a name I saw a few days ago, "Ahslee."
Come on, parents. I know some of you think you're giving your kids unique names; a way for them to stand out from the crowd, but really you're giving them a lifetime of mockery from the public at large.
It's hard enough being a teenager; imagine going through high school with a name like Aquanetta.
So knock it off, mom and dad. I realize that new names become accepted as they are given to thousands of babies over a long period of time, but you can't all be trendsetters.
Stick with Tyler and Heather and James and Christopher and Yolanda.
Your children will never know of your kindness, but the best charitable acts are the ones that go unrecognized.
1 year ago