“The name of a man is a numbing blow from which he never recovers.”
~ Marshall McLuhan
I have no intention of spawning soon, but several of my mates have already kicked off that great adventure. And I’m starting to get a bit anxious…because I realized that some people are protective of what they name their little darlings. Most nerve wracking, apparently some of my friends and I have similar nominal tastes – leading me to discover that I am one of those said protective types.
So either we’ve got to start having kids to get the names we like…or we’re just going to have to tick off an awful lot of people and be accused of copying them.
Parenthood seems fraught with unforeseen perils. We might just end up pulling the Roman thing and name them all the same thing with different numerals: Puer Primus, Puer Secondus, etc.
*All names that have recently crossed my desk. Parents can be cruel