Thursday, March 11, 2010

When one names a child, the name will impart more dignity upon its adult bearer if the name is not spelled phonetically. Especially if the phonetic spelling is longer than than the original name, and now pronounced as though by one deaf from birth.

I look forward to the names "duh" and "ugh" becoming massively popular in my dotage, if things continue to progress as they have since my childhood.


Sisu said...

Like one of our babies (I work L&D) named Shonuf, and another named Z'ha Lovely Princess...that was her first name only.

MauserMedic said...


Shonuf,to a person with some hearing loss (like me) would often sound like "donuts".

ebd10 said...

I used to work in an ER in Detroit. I could go on at length, but the names that stand out in memory are a little girl named :Klamidia", another named "Placenta" and 2 sets of twins: "Diswan" and Datwan" (Whom the furious mother told me were pronounced DEE-swan and DAY-twan) and Lemonjello and Oranjello.