Some baby name trends are better than others, like when everybody started naming their kids “Bella” and “Edward” and “Wolfman McAbs” after Twilight, many of us rolled our eyes. But this year, things are awesome! More
Are you sitting down? Did you go to the bathroom recently? Is your heart rate okay? I just want to make sure you can handle this news. More
Is yours on the list? More
Let’s start with the Camillas of the world and go from there, shall we? More
Kendall who? More
If somebody you know has one of these names, perhaps it is time you acknowledge how attractive they are. More
I think you can guess my favorite. More
Some names have positive connotations, some have negative ones. All we know is that these are X hot guy names we inexplicably find appealing. More
According to the Sarasota Dolphin Research Program, dolphins not only refer to each other by specific “abstract names,” but they also pattern their whistles after their friends, just like we do in college when we’re not sure what identity to have yet and the girl down the hall seems to have everything figured out so why not just do that. More
So, someone named their child Hashtag.
Little Hashtag is going to, from an early age, have a deep rooted desire to compartmentalize everything. You know that scene in high school movies where some nerdy kid shows a chart of how the cafeteria arranged in order of popularity? Hastag is going to do that. Unfortunately, since no one has ever done that in real life, people are going to think that Hashtag is a lunatic.
But he’s going to make great lists, later.
Here are some likely outcomes for other names, since this will be a trend now. More
When she didn’t think we were taking her seriously enough, she posted her future baby names on Facebook. More
“When I found out his name was Ronald, I realized I couldn’t go out on the date with him. It’s such a bad name!” More
Because Tom Cruise is weird. More
I teach evening classes to adults, and I often have about 90 students at a time. I remember all their names (at least the names of the students who show up regularly).
My first year of teaching, I didn’t. I just gave up: there are 16 of them per class and only one of me, and also a lot of them are named “Iftikhar” and “Joo-Eun.”
Once, I forgot a student’s name, and he said, “It’s John. John. Like a toilet.” And that made me sad. And I did indeed think of a toilet every time I called on him. This is not how John or I want to live.
There are some very good ways to remember names. More