Saturday, July 31, 2010


It's a Southern thing. And it drives me BONKERS.

Some Southerners name their little girls Chasidy. It's a bastardization of Chastity, I suppose, but to me it just seems like a stupid way to spell a name.

I mean, look, my six year old just informed me that Chasidy is a pretty name but the way you spell it is really dumb.

Anyway, Southerners have a hard time getting any respect from the rest of the country as it is, we don't need any more kids running around with misspelled names. You wouldn't name your kid Fayth (please say you wouldn't) or Howp, or Charity... so why Chasidy?

Then there's Desiree, which seems like a fine name if you want your child to grow up and be a stripper.

Oh well. It seems that the one good thing that's come out of the Madison naming trend is that the Chasidy naming trend is now over. All of the potential little Chasidys out there got to be Madysyns instead.

Friday, July 9, 2010

I haven't posted in a while, but that's a good thing!

I haven't posted in a bit because I haven't run into any absolutely atrocious baby names (and because my file folder of names to snark about got deleted somehow).

Plus, it's been a busy summer.

Today, though, I need to cheer myself up, so I'll go off on a little tangent about something I read the other day.

It turns out that most other countries prevent people from inflicting horrible name choices on their offspring. Well, okay, not most other countries, but a good few. Germany, for instance, makes you pay for the privilege of naming your kid, and if you pick a name they don't like, they'll deny the name and charge you again when you submit a new (and hopefully more sane) name.

Only, they let someone name a kid "Violence."

Good one, Germany. Way to get over that, um, violent legacy of yours.

I wonder if little Violence gets in trouble at school for hitting kids? I wonder if he gives his parents a hard time at home?

Sigh. I don't advocate laws regarding naming your kids, but I do advocate a little bit of common sense and dignity.