What’s in a name? As it turns out, quite a bit!
Your name is so much more than the literal word people use to get your attention. Your name might honor ancestors or people that your parents knew before you were born. It’s inextricably linked to your bank account and credit cards. These days, it’s probably also included in your email address and your social media profiles. As someone who got married semi-recently and had to go through the process of changing my name, I can tell you that there is a lot to consider when it comes to names, most of which you don’t think about on a day-to-day basis.
And then, of course, there are some people whose names are just downright funny. For instance, I have a relative named Dusty Grounds. And we’ve all heard the urban myths about La-a (Ladasha) or twins named Oranjello and Lemonjello, right? There are some names out there that you can’t help but smile at. A recent Twitter thread gave people the opportunity to share their own experiences with ridiculous names.