Monday, July 22, 2013

What's in a Name?

I have been a fan of British chef Jamie Oliver for many years. He is known as a crazy dude, but he and his wife Jools have named their children really crazy names.  They started with Poppy Honey, then Daisy Boo and Petal, and finally Buddy Bear. Actually, as far as I am concerned, they can call their off spring anything they want. Even Arugula or Crumpet would seem appropriate for the future little Olivers.

But the British do not have the upper hand on names for their children. Some Americans are known for being creative with baby names and spellings. There are such creative spellings that we are not even sure how to write or pronounce the names. I still remember hearing about a young man named Anferny (this threw my automatic spellcheck for a loop!) and a girl named Monque (yes, that is pronounced Monique).

And, Hub, let's hope the new member of the British royal family does not have an unpronounceable name or the name of a piece of fruit or dessert.

Tom, Dick, or even Harry ;) will do.

1 comment:

Mrs. Micawber said...

I am rather hoping for something Saxon (at least somewhere in the string of names he's sure to get).