What’s up with people wanting to change their names to something stupid?
Maybe it’s the Simpsons episode where Homer changes his name to Max Power (which he got from one of the settings on the hair dryer). But there are always stories about people wanting to change their name, or give their kids a bad name.
In 2005, Melissa Heuschkel from Conneticut put an auction up on eBay for someone to name her baby. GoldenPalace.com bought the rights for $15,500, so now the kid has to go through life being named Goldenpalace.com. Imagine signing that on checks or tests.
A few years back, a Chinese couple tried to name their baby “@”. Not the name, but the symbol, like Prince used to have.
And there are plenty of stories of Chinese parents this year naming their baby Olympics because of the Games being held there this year.
A swedish couple wants to name their baby Metallica.
And there was an English couple who gave their child 23 middle names — all players from his favourite soccer team, Manchester United.
Now, the latest case, which you can read here, has to do with a guy in Mexico named Variable. He wants to change his name to “F— Censorship.” Although he would actually spell out the F-word.
Maybe normal names won’t do it anymore, but at least take names that won’t get your kids picked on at school.