Patch Game: Baby Names
Tell us the wackiest baby name you have ever heard.
Every December, BabyCenter compiles a listing of the most popular baby names for the year. The 2011 list was recently revealed:
These names are familiar and easy to pronounce, and we all probably know a handful of kids who answer to each of them. But the names I find most fascinating are the unusual and often contrived (or trying-too-hard) ones. Those that make you shudder a little upon hearing them. A couple which immediately come to mind: singer Gwen Stefani’s son, Zuma or actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s daughter, Apple.
But those two celebrity baby names are downright pedestrian compared to some kids’ names at a South Carolina elementary school where my friend, Carol, works as a guidance counselor. She’s actually had students named Champagne Chandelier (can only imagine what was involved in her conception), Shardonnay (like the wine except for the spelling) and my personal favorite, Abcde (pronounced Ab-suh-duh; Bless his newly-immigrated parents’ hearts.)
Which brings us to this week’s Patch Game Question on the topic of original baby/kid names.
Patch Game Question #4
The craziest, er, I mean, most unique baby/kid name I have ever heard is: _____ (fill in your response in the comment section below).
Remember there is a Patch prize at stake for the best reply. A winner will be announced on Thursday, Dec. 15 so answer early and often until the deadline.
About this contest: Entrants must be in compliance with the official Patch rules for giveaway contests.