What's in a name?

In case you do have a life and hence missed the premier of America's Next Top Model, there is a girl on there named Clark. Oddly enough I like it. Clark works for a girl. But it got me thinking about what names might not work for females...

Guy - it implies the person with this name is, in fact, a dude.
Harry - it's ok for guys to be hairy, but girls?
Adam - he was the first male. Enough said.
Peter - it brings to mind a certain part of the male anatomy.
Earl - it's also a prestigious title for a male. Plus it just doesn't fit.
Fabio - well, this one might be ok since it does bring to mind a model with long, blonde, flowy hair on the cover of a slutty romance novel.
Any name beginning with an X (i.e. Xavier) - I have no explanation. I just can't imagine a girl with a name that starts with an X.

It's really hard to come up with a list of male-only names. People are naming their kids crazy names these days. What's really strange to think about is the day when kids like Apple, Cocoa, and Kingston will be naming their kids. And they'll be thinking, "I don't want to name her something like Ashley, Brittany, or Jessica because those are old people names."

I wonder if they'll start naming their kids Ethel or Penelope or Mildred because by then no one will have those names.

1 comment:

  1. I give you my blessing to name her Clark if you have a girl so long as you give her a "girly" middle name to choose from in case she despises it later in life. And I know my opinion is what counts, so that's why I'm letting you know it's okay with me, lol :-)