However, I often wonder what it would be like to be named something different. Leon. I'd love to be named Leon. Leon is always a guy you can count on ("Leon said he'd be around later with the truck to help you move") and Angus suggests a certain Scottish stockiness ("Angus said he'd be around later to help bring the cattle back to the barn") and Ernest just sounds so...earnest.
Of course, this was not a well-known name at the time I was born, but Elvis is a great name for baby boys. Just sayin'...
|Enzo to the rescue!|
|Mr Porter Wagoner|
The inartfully named Shitastrophy blog makes these points for new parents looking for a name for a male baby. They recommend against professional names (Baker, Sheriff, Carpenter...although I would love to meet a kid namedTirechanger or Pizzabringer) and money names like Cash, Kash and Million. It's a bad start for a kid to be thinking of moolah at an early age.
Their research of census documents (hey! how about naming the kid Census?) shows that some parents are going with names from nature, like Cove, Boulder, Granite, Moon, Moss, Sun, and Woods. Take this advice, please: do not name a child Moon. You'll be glad later.
Car names? Audi? Lexus? Rolls-Royce? Why not Impala or Rav4?
It might be good to remember that the lead singer of The Showmen and The Chairmen of the Board was the late General Johnson, but still, I wouldn't be in a rush to name a little guy Captain or Commodore or some other military title.
And I don't know if a little guy named Waldo can stand to have people looking for him all day.