Tuesday, 12 July 2011

It's all in a name

With the Beckhams recently welcoming their new daughter into the world, Harper Seven, everyone seems to be talking about names.
It's pretty common place for celebrities to give their children weird and wonderful names, what with Apple, Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrows daughter and Bob Geldof and Paula Yates children Fifi Trixibell, Peaches and Pixie, even more bizzar are the likes of Moxie CrimeFighter daughter of Penn and Emily Jillette. But these are all celebrity children who will never have the playground ridicule like normal children get will they? they live in a world full of the rich and famous. However you hear of more and more names not of the rich or famous, which you just wince at when you hear them thinking what were they thinking?
Giving your child a name should really be something you put a fair amount of thought into, after all it is something that will impact on them a fair amount through their lives, they will have to learn to say it, spell it as one of their very first words, they will have to explain it to several people all the way through their lives, it will be the first thing alot of people know about them so you can't help but wonder why people go for the really strange names that some people do.
There is of course not just the first name to take into consideration alone, but you have to be weary of how it matches with the surname. What the initials spell might be a decision maker too.
But no matter how much thought you've put into picking the perfect name I guess there is always going to be someone who doesn't like it. That is of course the great thing about names they are all so individual, and it is a matter of personal choice what fits one family might never be suited to another, but wouldn't it be boring if everyone was called James and Sarah.

1 comment:

  1. Nicknames are also something to take in account when naming children as in what would their friends or non friends call them.. I actually think Harper is okay not sure about the Seven thou...


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