Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Who you gonna call?

Friends came over on the weekend to watch the big game. (Our team lost, unfortunately.) They brought along their daughter, and one of their daughter's friends, a lovely little girl of about 11.

Her name was Dana. All I could think of was the line from Ghostbusters: "There is no Dana, only Zuul."

[As an aside, Google is just brilliant. I wondered how to actually spell Zuul, so I googled Dana Zuel. It not only told me that I'd mis-spelled Zuul, but took me to this page.]

Now I don't have a problem with people naming their children after famous people they respect or admire. I've met Ellas, Elvises and a couple of Jesuses (Jesus' possibly? I never know how to pluralise), and quite a few Britneys. The last one I am not sure about, particularly the preface "respect and admire." I guess it might not be everyone in the world who will immediately think of a line out of Ghostbusters when they first meet someone. But SURELY the parents had heard of Dana Barrett and thought that people meeting her would think, "But she looks nothing like Sigourney Weaver."

Ah well I shouldn't dwell. It is hard to decide on a child's name. In fact I've touched on this subject before.

Please, people of the world, consider the future for your children.

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