The decision of what to name a child is not one made lightly by any parent (I’ve been thinking of the perfect name for years, and I’ve got a few more years to go before I need to decide). Consequently, the new parents of Albert came up with some pretty interesting names last year, as the Edmonton Journal’s Brent Wittmeier discovered in “My name is Moo, how do you do?” I wonder how unique it is to be named Unique when you are not the only one.
Once a matter of tradition, choosing a name for your baby has now become a competitive event. Whether it be obscure, newly minted, or an unusual spelling of a common name, the race to come up with the most unique name is on, but is this really the time and place to flaunt your apparent creativity? Continue reading