Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Sunday, November 16, 2003

Sue for Infringement, Please!

Over at Terry Welch's Nitpicker, guest blogger Amanda reports on the strange phenomenon of US parents naming their kids after trademarks and companies. Now, some of them I can understand; for instance, Armani is not only pretty-sounding but an actual surname of an actual person. But ESPN? Canon? Timberland? Are these people so bereft of imagination, or are they just so self-centered and media-stoned that they're oblivious to how much mockery their kids are going to face? Geez, compared to this crap, celeb-chic names like Rumer or Dweezil are friggin' normal...