Monday, June 2, 2014

Tom, Dick, or Harry?

How many other people on the World Wide Web have your exact name? It kind of gives me a strange feeling to GOOGLE my own full name and find there is someone with MY EXACT NAME in almost every state of the US. One is a famous doctor. Another is an artist. And even one is on a Wanted List! 

My parents thought they were naming me a really unique name when they named me after a song popular at the time. Little did they know that other parents with the same surname had the same idea. 

My dad really wanted to name me "Angelica." Bet no one else thought of that one. (I'll GOOGLE that name later.)

My last two great nephews were named Willie and Waylon. (I guess the rest of us are The Band!) Little Willie is a darling and is actually William IV in our family, so that name has provenance. As for cutie Waylon, the parents were looking for a name beginning with "W." The father's name Weston sounds quite important and good to me, but no one ever asked this old great aunt. 

Today my son's best friend and his fiance had a baby boy, and they named him Remington. Bet one day you will be able to GOOGLE that full name without finding too many duplicates!

It is a free world. Call your kid Squirt or Sprout. I don't care! But please don't name it after a fruit or nut. 

No Peaches or Peanuts, please!


miniviper said...

I'm naming my son Megatron.

NanaDiana said...

LOL- There is no one else that has my name...because my father "invented it" You are so right- some of those names people pick are going to saddle the child with a name that kids will make fun of when they are in school. xo Diana

Janie Junebug said...

No one has my exact name. Does that make me unique?


Anonymous said...

There are some dillies out there for sure.

Beth said...

LOL!! My married name has the distinction of being the only one in the US. I tell my kids that if they google their last name that whatever name pops they are related in some way, be it first cousin or 20th cousin.

Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

I love the name Remington!! I think there are others out there with my name, too. xoxo

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I've done this and it's kind of scary. If you look at google see several mug shots! OH MY! NOT ME...I promise! heehee! Enjoy your day! Hugs!