Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Nomen is . . . oh, man!

Everyone's read this, right? Lede of the week!

Goodbye, Tutankamen del Sol.

So long, Hengelberth, Maolenin, Kerbert Krishnamerk, Githanjaly, Yornaichel, Nixon and Yurbiladyberth. The prolifically inventive world of Venezuelan baby names may be coming to an end.

If electoral officials here get their way, a bill introduced last week would prohibit Venezuelan parents from bestowing those names — and many, many others — on their children.


4 Comments:

Blogger Izzy Grinspan said...

Elsewhere in name news: Did you know that the director of Brooklyn Planning for the Department of Housing Preservation and Development is named Jack Hammer?

http://gothamist.com/2007/09/05/battle_for_bam.php#comments

11:10 AM  
Blogger Ed said...

That's great! Nomen-omening is the best.

In *other* name news—this isn't really a nomen/omen, but...well actually, maybe it is??

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/05/dining/05book.html

It's a piece about a new book:

“Aromas of Aleppo: The Legendary Cuisine of Syrian Jews” by Poopa Dweck

(My friend Jane passes this along.)

11:35 AM  
Blogger Ithaca said...

TAR ART RAT had a link a while back (which I have naturally failed to track down) about a Chinese couple who wanted to name their son @

4:04 AM  
Blogger "Post-Google" by TAR ART RAT said...

that chinese baby story is HERE

5:00 AM  

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