Note To Self #138

  • Do not name your daughter after a virtue.

Especially a cardinal virtue. If you give her a name like Chastity or Grace it is just asking for trouble. Names can and will doom children. Or at least that is how it seems to work as far as I can tell. Nearly all of instances of virtue named women I have met haven’t lived up to that virtue whatsoever.

As for why this is the case, perhaps it is because Churchians are the most apt to so name their children these days. And given their attitudes and theology, we shouldn’t be surprised that many of their children end poorly.

On an unrelated note, I have been working on a major post idea lately. However, I’ve decided to break it up into several different posts instead. The first post will act as a sort of foundation for the follow-ups. I hope to have it up by the end of the weekend.

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21 responses to “Note To Self #138

  1. jack

    I’d like you meet my daughter, Vanity…

  2. A Visitor

    @ jack LOL

    “And given their attitudes and theology, we shouldn’t be surprised that many of their children end poorly.”

    Sad to say that most of their theological instruction will be insufficient for these times.

  3. DJ

    Yea just like never name a kid: Jesus ,Angel, or Jose they tend to grow into crumby people lol.

  4. @ Jack

    Nice one.

    @ DJ

    To be fair, I know a few guys named either Jesus or Angel who are decent (or even better than that). But then again, know plenty who aren’t.

    I think the problem is that many parents choose such names out of a desire to appear virtuous, rather than as an extension of their own virtue.

  5. “Tequila” isn’t exactly a top ten choice, either…

  6. jack – “I’d like you meet my daughter, Vanity…”

    I have to wonder what Vanity’s father thought when she took up with Prince.

  7. I’m going to name all my kids after me.

  8. Feminine But Not Feminist

    I’m going to name all my kids after me.

    lol, that’ll get confusing, real fast!

  9. Destiny, Sierra, Houston, names of states and any variant of a name that should end in Y but ends in I (Brandi, Cindi, Candi, Tawni) are out too.

    Those are stripper names.

  10. Feminine But Not Feminist

    …any variant of a name that should end in Y but ends in I (Brandi, Cindi, Candi, Tawni) are out too.

    Those are stripper names.

    Adding an “e” to the end of it after the “i” can make it not be a stripper name. In most cases, at least. Candie not withstanding. 🙂

  11. Feminine But Not Feminist

    That last sentence was a joke, by the way…

  12. @ Rollo

    Destiny, Sierra, Houston, names of states and any variant of a name that should end in Y but ends in I (Brandi, Cindi, Candi, Tawni) are out too.
    Those are stripper names.

    I shall defer to your no doubt vast knowledge of stripper appellations and add those to the “do not use” list.

  13. Oh, and never name your daughter after a perfume brand. Just don’t.

  14. Maea

    Let’s add the name Christian to the list, too.

  15. MK

    Interesting naming topics:
    a) LDS has (had) very high fertility and no real naming traditions, ran out of names, so they have weird names (Napoleon Dynamite made fun of this).
    b) Black culture wanted to separate from whites (and many are irresponsible single mothers) so many do the same thing (LaShawna, etc.). One can screen for good home life merely by weirdness of names, all races.
    c) Due to the welfare state (and working mothers & schools taking over daddy provider roles) women have a lot more “stroke” in naming kids today. and it shows. Women used to try to get investment from men via names. Today, fewer do. Should name their spawn Uncle Sam…or Jailbait…
    d) Protestants really like OT biblical names, not NT ones like RC and mainline prots used to before they went secular (this is in addition to becoming Israel obsessed, so the names fit there). I’m always fascinated by this. It’s like evangelicals are becoming an OT church again, unrecognizable to anything pre-1500.
    e) Baby Name Wizard is neat to see how the names change in the US. One can see the entire culture in decline via names. The male-female name crossover is even more interesting.

  16. EJ

    I know of two people named Jesus. One is a Buddhist and the other is an atheist.

  17. The male-female name crossover is even more interesting.

    This, and the vast increase in androgynous names among upper middle class white girls. Taylor, Madison, etc.

  18. Feminine But Not Feminist

    Also, best not to put an apostrophe in a child’s name. I know a girl that has one in her name (her Mom took a man’s name, made it sound like a French female name, and included an apostrophe). When some of her Official Documents have the apostrophe, while others don’t, it caused her quite a lot of trouble with obtaining another Official Document. Far more trouble than it’s worth!

  19. JYU

    All the Jesus I know are complete !@#$ ups. I take the view that parents should only be able to give children names off official lists like in France. At least then they won’t fail English every year…

  20. Feminine But Not Feminist

    I went to high school with a guy named Jesus. Being a Latino, it was pronounced like “Hey Zeus” (though that may be obvious). He seemed to be a nice guy.

  21. Hahaha
    Now that I think about it, this is actually true.

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