Naming your kids

I read an article on yahoonews today:

It talks about illegal baby names from around the world. Names that are illegal? Wow that’s something new. No. 1 on the list: Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii. Are you serious? That’s a name?? The parents name their kid as if its a joke? I think these parents ought to be hung. Obviously they don’t care about their child and think their child is a joke. Which caring and responsible parent would want to name their precious kid with a name like that??

I find this seriously not a single bit funny at all. I’ve heard people who name their kids with funny names. Just read the article, “4real”, “Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116”, “IKEA”, “Chow Tow” and “Number 16 Bus Shelter”??? Parents of Number 16 Bus Shelter, do you mean both of you had an intercourse in public (Number 16 Bus Shelter, as in the place, not the name, erm… whichever is right lah, its so complicated… Sheesh…) and conceived Mr/Ms Number 16 Bus Shelter there and then??

This is disgusting, as these parents spare no thoughts for their child, imagine you gave them a stupid name like that, when they grow up, they will be bullied in school for sure. Think about it, when you were like say.. 12 years old? If there’s this dumb-ass with a name like “Number 16 Bus Shelter”, won’t you feel an overwhelming urge to make fun of his name? I wondered have the parents ever been victims of bullying? Its either they are the bullies themselves, jerk, or they like being bullied and expect their kids to inherit their trait.

Its a good thing certain countries made it illegal to have such idiotic names. Stupidity should have its limits. We should just gave every parent a list of names to choose from and make everything else illegal just like how its like in Denmark. Just to prevent stupid people from bullying their kid even before they were born. I won’t do that to my kid, I hope you reading this here won’t do that too. At least try not to lah.. Sigh…

-Simon Tey