Monday, June 28, 2010

Hey, Gelato! Get over here!

I love bad baby names. Love them. So I got a real treat today at the courthouse when a woman was yelling for her sweet daughter Gelato.

You know, Gelato:

How awesome is that? Her mom could have named her "Vanilla" or maybe "Moose Tracks" but those are so pedestrian.  She wanted something with a foreign flair to it:  Gelato. It sort of grows on you. Gelato.

A number of countries actually have laws in place that restrict what a parent can name their children. Some do so to preserve nobility naming traditions, while other laws are aimed at saving children from their parents' jackassery. Mental Floss has a great summary of the naming laws of eight countries. You can read the whole article here, or if you just want to skip to some of the best names, I present you with the following rejects:

Yeah Detroit
and Sex Fruit

They make Gelato seem almost Jenniferish, don't they?

Good night, sweet Gelato. Catch up with me when you're seventeen and I'll help you file the petition for a name change.



CoconutPalmDesigns said...

Gelato? That is just too sad for words. That poor child. It really makes you wonder where some people's heads are.

Cheers :-)
- CoconutPalmDesigns

Captain Cleavage said...

Sex Fruit? bwahahahaha!

and I love the new look btw

Jenn said...

Thanks! I'm still working on the blog redesign but I think it is coming along pretty well. Definitely a learning curve.

I love bad baby names. I went to school with an Exaultation (Exy, for short) and Infinity and I think that craziness inspired my quest to find bad names.

Captain Cleavage said...

D and I were catching up on america's got talent last night...and the last contestant made me think of you...

Her name...

was spongejetta

like sponge bob and the car (Jetta)

say it with me now spongejetta! lol