June 26, 2007

Commonwealth Baby Naming News From Yahoo, Seriously

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  • Focusing on the little ultrasound rather than the big picture, a couple in New Zealand is negotiating with the official agency that registers births over their desire to name their son 4Real. Sorry, 4real. [ap video/yahoo]
  • Maria Brown of Perton, Wolverhampton [??] UK named her daughter Autumn Sullivan Corbett Fitzsimmons Jeffries Hart Burns Johnson Willard Dempsey Tunney Schmeling Sharkey Carnera Baer Braddock Louis Charles Walcott Marciano Patterson Johansson Liston Clay Frazier Foreman Brown after 25 world heavyweight boxing champions.

    Maria got the same batch of names from her boxing-fan parents, which explains why the list stops with Foreman. [Maria is 33. Ali regained the title from Foreman in 1974.] It probably also explains the absence of [Ernie] Terrell and [Jimmy] Ellis, who were only recognized as champions by the corrupt, America-centric WBA.

    Maria's brother has 42 middle names, all taken from bare-knuckle boxing champions [Bendigo Thompson? Jem Mace? Owen Swift? This is a naming goldmine, people!], and her sister's 34 names are from British heavyweight boxers [uh, list?]. [Perton Express & Star, via dt reader ponch]

  • 2 Comments

    Apparently the New Zealand couple just isn't bright enough to figure out that the only reason they won't allow the name is because they don't allow numerals. Okay then name him "Forreal"... still just as derranged but ya know, it's actually not nearly as bad looking as "4real" and at least it's spelled correctly!

    why did Wolverhampton deserve two question marks? It's not that weird a place name.
    I mean, we're looking at buying a house in a village called Leonard Stanley.

    Hey, that's not a bad name for a boy...

    [to a provincial colonist whose experience with Hamptons begins and ends on Long Island, it sure is. you're right, though, a very detailed map of the UK would be a naming gold mine, too. -ed]

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