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Thread #99077   Message #1971997
Posted By: Bernard
18-Feb-07 - 06:51 PM
Thread Name: BS: Were you named after anyone?
Subject: RE: BS: Were you named after anyone?
On the subject of daft names...

My daughter takes her two young 'uns to swimming classes, and it seems a family of four children have the names Mercedes, Harley, Aston and Jensen...

Okay, Mercedes is a girls' name, and Mercedes Benz gave her name to the car. Jensen isn't that uncommon for a boy, neither is Harley. But Aston? It's more common as a surname, and apparently means 'East Town'.

Each name in isolation probably wouldn't seem so unusual, but the four together indicates a different reasoning, methinks.

Sometimes parents don't think through what they are doing to their children!