Friday, March 7, 2008

What were they thinking?

What is wrong with some parents? When you name your children, you have to remember it is for life -- or at least until they are old enough to correct parental stupidity. When we found out we were having twins, we immediately started making lists of names -- first name and middle names. We had dozens of combinations. Our goal was to give the girls names that would last from childhood through a professional career.

We've all heard those names that make us stop and think, "what were those parents thinking?" The other day I read an interview with Tom Thomas. I thought, really, thousands of names and the only combination you could come up with was Thomas Thomas? Or I read that a family named their twin daughters Reno and Nevada. Yeah, they will be proud of those names one day.

The story I read today makes me want to bop these parents in the head. There is a family of Packers fans that named their new twin sons Brett and Favre. No, I'm not kidding. Here is the link to the story (Last year there was a family in Indiana that named their son Wrigley Field, so it's not a Wisconsin thing.)

It's great to cheer for your favorite team, but every time they go to the park, Mom is going to yell, "Brett, Favre, time to go." Really? It's just the latest case of "WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?"

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