"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet."
Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2)
What is in a name and what goes into choosing a name? I would venture to say that most of us have at least a general idea of why our own name was given to us by our parents. For example, many of us were named after a relative, or for a name in the bible, or maybe a name that had just always been a favorite of your mom or dad. I was named for my paternal grandmother and my mother. You get the idea. There are some names, however, that leave one scratching their heads and wondering what, in the world, their parents were thinking. Two caveats before I give you the list of names that have me saying "you've got to be kidding. One, all these names are totally and completely verified as true, and they are their given names...not nicknames or stage names. Two, as I have personal knowledge of who these people are, I know that they come from all different races, socioeconomic levels, and educational backgrounds, thus this is not meant as a commentary on any one particular type of person. It's just for fun.
Category one: Really?!
Harry Bald - Yes, his first name is technically Harold, but he goes by Harry.
Dijon - Named because his mom read it from the jar of mustard and thought it would make a pretty name.
The next four are all brothers and sisters:
Legacy Drakar (this is first and middle name, not first and last)
Heaven Angel (also first and middle, not first and last)
Another brother and sister pair:
Category two: Slightly x-rated, or "why don't you just install the stripper pole in the crib"?
Last name Titts, first name Lushus, therefore, Lushus Titts
Hope these gave you a smile, and feel free to add any that you know of in the comment section. (Thanks to those of you that gave me a few of the names already on the list.)