I was privileged this last weekend to spend some time looking after the
young sons of the brother of my wife-to-be.
An Armenian family, the two nippers are named Levon and Sevan.
Easy to remember. Both their sons have names that read backwards as real
And their parents never knew?
What sort of parents are they, anyway?
Surely the first thing any loving parent does is play with the names, place
them alongside the surname, etc. Surely.
My sister named her child Alik. Smart Alik. OK, but did she consider what
rhyming names might prove a distraction in the school playground.
Here is my guide to naming your child:
1 Check for anagrams.
If your name is Melissa, think again. Aimless (anag) might drift through
2 Rhymes. Phallic Alik is a no-no.
Your surname is McDonald? Barney Umberto is not the name for you.
4 And try Googling Tom Mato on Facebook. He exists. Or the similarly fruity
Amanda Rinn. Think, parents, think! My dad had a client with the surname
Conquest. Why oh why oh why did his parents opt for Norman?
If I have saved one child from the humiliation of a scarred life, then this
blog has been worthwhile.
All the best,