Thursday, March 13, 2008

What NOT To Name Your Kids

The other day, I was walking with a friend of mine at lunch, when he ran into a co-worker, who was spending the day with her kids. She was a really nice lady with 3 kids - 2 girls and 1 boy. I'd never met her before, so my friend introduced her and the kids to me. I didn't catch her name, but I did catch the kids' names, because they just seemed a wee bit familiar: Adora, Teela, and Galen. It took me a few minutes to catch on, but when Teela was mentioned, that set off the lightbulb in my head. All 3 kids are named after Masters of the Universe characters! Teela is what tipped it off for me. It's like if I named my kid Padmé. Just weird. I asked my friend afterwards what the deal was with the names, and it turns out that this poor lady's husband likes He-Man A LOT. I can only hope that their classmates never ever watch He-Man or She-Ra so that they're not made fun of in the schoolyard...

3 comments:

peter said...

I can't wait to meet the kid named Cringer, Beast Man and Skeletor.

Are you gonna name your kid after the Transformers now? Can't wait to meet little Megatron or little Soundwave!!!

IndyComp0T1 said...

Now now...I don't want the kid to get beat up in the schoolyard! That would be almost as bad as the guy who named his kid 2.0. He's just asking for it.

peter said...

Beat up?? well..... if you give your kid a really really tough kick-ass name, then no one will dare beat up your kid.

Like.... who would make fun of Grimlock or Optimus Prime or Cobra Commander or things like that? Would YOU make fun of Voltron?!?