Chamblee54

Having An Unusual Name

Posted in Commodity Wisdom, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on February 27, 2013

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PG would rather work on his computer than watch the oscars. This is a choice. It is made less dangerous by facebook, which can alert PG to every twitch of the ism police. It seems like some racist, sexist, misogynist, and ablist things were said Sunday night. PG would be a terrible person if he were not offended by this behavior.

One of the players is Quvenzhané Wallis, who is getting scads of career boost at the moment. Some speakers did not want to pronounce her name, and got in trouble as a result.

An observer throws this opinion out there:
“Give your daughters difficult names. Give your daughters names that command the full use of tongue. My name makes you want to tell me the truth. My name doesn’t allow me to trust anyone that cannot pronounce it right … Give your children difficult names, so the world may learn how to unfurl its tongue in the direction of our stolen languages.”
PG was known for most of his life as Cam. This is short for Campbell, his middle name. Whenever he was introduced to someone, he had to explain this name. Yes, it is just like a car cam, whatever that is. No, it is not Cal or Kim. It is Cam, C A M. After a while, it became a giant pain in the ass.

The parents responsible for this are kind, loving people. People make mistakes. Who knows what they were thinking when they decided to name their firstborn after an automobive part.

So, go ahead and give your baby an “unusual” name. They might like it. It may also be a source of embarrassment. Being a living human being is tough business. Giving an kid a weird name just might make it a bit tougher. It might be a very selfish thing to do.

Pictures are from The Library of Congress.

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  1. Having An Unusual Name | Chamblee54 said, on February 28, 2014 at 6:18 am

    […] a weird name just might make it a bit tougher. It might be a very selfish thing to do. This is a repost. Pictures are from The Library of […]

  2. Having An Unusual Name | Chamblee54 said, on February 22, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    […] a bit tougher. It might be a very selfish thing to do. UPDATE This piece was originally posted in 2013. Two messages were received…. Luther, do not post your blog on my page ever again. Many of […]


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