Tuesday, May 02, 2006

What's In A Name?

Current mood: bemused

News and Politics

Movie stars aren't the only people who give their children unusual first names.

Nothing wrong with that - but I love it when neighbors, friends and families of crime suspects and victims give the press only their first names and last initial, thinking this will assure their anonymity.

If my name were D'Kwashaand'rika J., or Regisvandiver L. or Nippursan T., I'd think twice about divulging my first name.

(I made up those names. The ones in the paper are much more unusual.)