He can’t have A.S.S. for initials!!!
We were already hoping that he will have a great job that will expect him to have monogrammed shirts and stationary but I don’t care if she loves the name Andrew or that Uncle Stan would be thrilled to have his name handed down to a new generation. He can’t go through life with that name. We had to reconsider other alternatives.
Names matter! The Romans said, Nomen Est Omen in Latin which translates into Name Is Destiny. Recent research from a study called Unfortunate First Names: Effects of Name-Based Relational Devaluation and Interpersonal Neglect ( yes, people get paid to research this stuff) says that people with unfortunate names are more likely to smoke, be less educated and have lower self esteem. I can’t do that to the kid!!
Another study published from the NBER Digest, the (National Bureau of Economic Research ) from September 2003 called Employers’ Replies to Racial Names (I didn’t say it , they did) said that some employers’ are less likely to interview job candidates with black sounding names. So we couldn’t name him Anfroney Jackson.
Sometimes a name can be too popular or just doesn’t seem to fit the little guys. One hundred years ago the majority of children were chosen from about only 200 possibilities; common names like John or Mary. Now there are books called 100,000 Baby Names by Bruce Lansky or Beyond Ava and Aidan by Linda Rosencrantz & Pamela Redmond Satran. These authors need new names.
Naming someone after fruits or vegetables like Apple or Egg plants is just cruel.
Naming someone after gem stones like Jewel or Coal or Goldie is obnoxious.
Hey, forget the whole thing and go with just a symbol like the singer guitarist Prince did.