What’s in a Name Anyway?
This has to be the best name I have come across in a long long time:
A young couple named Natalie Jeremijenkoand Dalton Conley recently renamed their four-year-old son Yo Xing Heyno Augustus Eisner Alexander Weiser Knuckles Jeremijenko-Conley.
I came across this one in Freakonomics.
This instantly reminds me of some of the strange, or shall I say, unique names I have heard in my life time (not necessarily in that order):
- Sigma (So named, as my friend told me, because her mom loved mathematics)
- Bombay Jayashree (The singer of Zara zara from Rehna Hai Tere Dil mein)
- Sandali (Tum Bin fame)
- Kehkasha (One song wonder from Hera Pheri)
- Himesh (Is there any other name irritates me more?)
- Mimo (Mithun da’s son named after Michael Jackson and Mohammad Ali)
- Ryan Sidebottom
- Tata Young (Best known for her title song from Doom err Dhoom)
A few more could come up if tried a bit harder to recall them. But anyway, my point is this: girls seem to take the cake when it comes to strange names. Sandali, for e.g., is more likely to remind one of a sandal than sandalwood. And what to make of Kehkasha?
For some more such gems, here’s the Wikipedia list of unusual names.