Sunday, April 27, 2008

A Tip For New Parents

Don't ever name a child Angel. It rarely works out that said child is able to live up to the name. Most of the time, they seem to be rebelling against it.

Also not recommended: combination of mom and dad's name, names of universities* ("Stanford"), football teams ("Raiders," yes, in the plural), or any kind of fruit. Oh, and "Dung." If you live in the United States. I understand that it is a perfectly valid name in Vietnam and I may be culturally insensitive to say this, but don't put your child through that in an English-speaking country, please. Especially (hypothetically, of course!) if the child's last name is Phuck.

*Because it is especially sadly ironic when a child named after a prestigious university is in special education because he is mentally retarded. Actually mentally retarded; I am not using that as a pejorative term.

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