MEET MY SON, KURDISTAN

Went to the rock hound club meeting last night and there were some new faces there, people who’d come in to check it out, and among them was a forty-ish couple with a teenage daughter. Very pretty young girl with a very direct stare, which I found a little disconcerting, but otherwise she seemed to be a nice young lady.

What I want to know is WHY are some parents so stupid as to give their children names that are burdens? The mother wore a rather booze-damaged looking face, so maybe the use of alcohol and drugs had something to do with her naming that young lady ALASKA.

When that girl said her name was Alaska I had to severely stifle myself, as a horde of jokes and puns immediately entered my mind, such as Baked Alaska, and, What did you have against Nebraska? Any relation to Arkansas? And so on.

You don’t name your children after states or countries. I’ve always thought that Paris Hilton was a really arrogant, stupid name that only a too-rich snob would ever give a child, but I guess any stoned idiot can name their child Afghanistan or Maylasia, you don’t have to be rich, just totally unconcerned about the lifelong burden you just placed on your newborn.

2 Responses to “MEET MY SON, KURDISTAN”

  1. x says:

    I wouldn’t feel able to criticise them. As a big fan of H P Lovecraft I wanted to name our twins Dagon and Nyarlothotep but the missus wouldn’t let me.

  2. Black Sheep says:

    As a big fan of Mad Magazine, I tried to name my son Farshimelt and my daughter Whatmeworry, but the wife just threw a fit and each time, the attending doctor threatened to have me arrested for child abuse. So I fully understand.