Living in a multi-cultural and multi-racial country in Asia, I’m
privy cursed to meet people with the oddest, unname-like (that’s not even a fucking word, but necessary) names. It’s not so much the fact that they have weird names that bothers me but rather the fact that they would actually give themselves (and gone ahead and done just that) these crazy monikers. What worries me is that these people will breed, and their offspring will be genetically predisposed to give their young – you guessed it, crap names as well. I foresee future earth will be filled with silly names and mostly in pseudo English speaking Asian countries.
While I respect freedom of expression and creativity, I also respect a good, solid name. If you’re going to give yourself or your child an English or Western first name, make sure it’s a good one, done in good taste. Taste. I’ll leave that for another rant.
As I was saying, I’m absolutely positive that almost all names of household items, popular foods, animals, and other inanimate items will not make good names. Great nicknames maybe but definitely not formal names in my book. Not content with the words available in the dictionary, I’ve seen some resort to using incomprehensible words – I’ll just call them sounds. In the future you’ll probably meet a person with a name that is pronounced the same way a klaxon would sound, or a dying camel – you get the picture. No wait. Sound. God bless us all.
Here’s a video of George Carlin sharing a similar view.