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And I name thee….

19 Jan

Nowadays naming your child has turned into a contentious issue. This is probably due to the emergence of various quirky and made up names. When my friends have kids I tend to wait with baited breath to see whether they dole out a run of the mill name, a quirky or a downright shocker.

Cue….”Don Giustiano”.Admittedly, this was from a couple on the maternity ward I was working on.. Shocker. Dad then went on to ask me if I knew what the word “Don” meant. I replied that yes, I had seen the Godfather trilogy and wasn’t sure how this mouthful of a name would go down in the playground. There was also “Kevanna”(both parents names combined apparently) and males called “Tiger” and “Elvis “
A friend whose daughter has a somewhat unusual name, recently admitted to me she had named her daughter after the childhood dog she loved. Here’s hoping young ‘H’ doesn’t find out she was named after the family lab.
Admittedly, we named our youngest “Clement”. Albeit a traditional name it throws up all manner of problems at the doctors surgery. “Clementine” , “Clemence” and “Clamant” to name but a few. No doubt he’ll get taunts of “phlegm” in the playground (as opposed to the favoured “Clem” we love)but hey ho,we all have our crosses to bear. As a child I got “Barbara” “Lada” “Comi” and my least favourite, “lanky streak of witch piss”.
At the end of the day unless you’re a Shaftkat like a childhood friend of mine you’re pretty safe I reckon….
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