God’Iss Love, Heaven Love’on, Apple, Puma, Seven, Bronx, Messiah, Bamboo, Pilot inspektor, Million, Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha. Think those are weird celebrity kids’ names? How about Tulula Does The Hula From Hawaii?
In 2008, a judge in New Zealand ordered a name change for a nine-year-old girl named Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii. “The court is profoundly concerned about the very poor judgment which this child’s parents have shown in choosing this name. It makes a fool of the child and sets her up with a social disability and handicap, unnecessarily,” the judge wrote. The girl’s name has since been changed.
According to a blogger named Hermilando Aberia, “If a person makes a name, so does a name make a person. Names are said to be reflections of their bearers’ personality. A name works like magic behind one’s identity. The world sees through the totality of a person with his or her name. That shows how important names are, or should be (Source).
Do you agree with Hermilando? Should it matter what you name your children? What’s in a name?