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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Thumbs down: Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory

British Actors Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory welcomed their son: Gulliver.

http://www.celebrity-babies.com/2007/11/actors-damian-l.html

Grade: C +

Comments: Gulliver. Huh? Out of all the names you could possible choose, they chose Gulliver? Huh? Gulliver is probably most well known from the stories, Gullivers Travels. Which was a SATIRE novel. It followed the adventure of Lemuel Gulliver. You know what Gulliver probably stood for? Gullible. And even if it doesn't, i'm sure there'll be plenty of people calling him Gullible Gulliver over the years. Poor kid. What will they call him for short? Gull? Gull is a pesky bird which lives on beaches and tries to steal food. They really thought about that one, didn't they.

(On an off-topic note, their daughter is named Manon?? Manon??? Who names their little girl something that start with "Man"??? I understand there are names like Manuela, but they have a pretty feminine "ella" sound at the end. Thats just terrible. These people are serial offenders.)

Things to work on for next time: Not trying to get such an unique name that its obscure, researching into names before giving them, thinking about nicknames, thinking about other words which may sound very similar to your child's name.

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