As someone that was given an unusual, some might say old fashioned name like myself, I can honestly tell you that it affects the person the name is assigned to every day of their life and not in a good way I might add. Parents may want to name their child after a beloved relative and that’s fine but they really should think about what that name will bring to the child, from kindergarten right through to old age. Your name affects the core of who you are, especially when it is a name that other children or even adults will make fun of.
Another extreme is the trend we have seen and continue to see with celebrities always trying to one up each other by naming a kid with a “name” that’s so far out there it isn’t even in this planets orbit! Some of these celebs have some up with such ridiculous names they never give thought to the child itself but instead make it all about them, oh yeah you’re right that’s how all celebrities are, all about themselves and not the future their kids will have with names like Apple, Orange, Doorknob! Think of how it will be when they start school and other children laugh at them non stop through no fault of their own.
And then there are those so called celebrities that are not only assinine with their children’s name choices but also have a God complex to go along with their thoughtless choices. I wonder how long it took Kim Kardashian and Kanye to come up with a “name” for one of their kids like Psalm, now seriously what a mockery and of all people on the planet to take a book from the Holy Bible as a name for their kid, Kanye and Kim, please! The first time around they must have put their finger to the wind and said hey I know, let’s name this one North because it’s a direction! A family member opens a window and sees that it’s storming and decides that hey that would be a name that is unique, especially when it isn’t even spelled correctly! Back to the God complex how about reign and not rain as a tribute to nature and then there is the CITY name like KK’s Chicago for their kid, makes you wonder how self absorbed some celebrity parents can be when it’s all about them and never about the children! I have heard the name Savannah and that’s used more often but Chicago I mean why not No Name (CO), Santa (ID), Neutral (KS), Funk (NE) or Money (MS)? It’s all the same when certain parents seek only to come up with a name that no one else has or after some city or to feed their very real God complex. Bizarre because we’ve all heard about Kanye’s rantings and how he truly seems to believe that he is some saint that is personal assistant to God himself but don’t make the kids suffer because of it!
From the time that I was a child I have loathed my name, I can still remember being mercilessly picked on constantly at school to the point where I did not want to go at all. Children can be mean and it gets worse in high school not better but at least my name may be old fashioned but it isn’t Strawberry, Cloud, Pasadena or Corinthians! Imagine what life will be like for the children that have been given these random names that the parents choose for their own personal reasons instead of giving thought to the child’s future being adversely affected by their choice of names. Believe me these kids will grow up resenting the names that have been carelessly chosen for them, they may well suffer zero self esteem after being teased all of their lives and could quite possibly suffer from depression and if you think that I’m exaggerating in the slightest, I can assure you that I am not. I’m also sure that there will be cases where when the child reaches adulthood they will seriously wonder what in the hell was wrong with the parents that they could stick them with such ridiculous labels, after all there are only two people to blame for your name and that is your parents! If you’re fortunate enough to have a nice, normal name that you love or at least don’t loathe then be happy and pay it forward to your children, it’s the best gift that you could ever give to them.