The other day I read a newspaper, and when I arrived at the gossip section, I saw a nice lady on a pic. I read - and her name was "Kendall". Hm. I thought first, ok, they use the family name for some reason, but then there was a "Jenner" added.
What the heck ? A lady with no first name and two family names ? Well ok. So be it, then. Until I thought of Taylor Swift. Or Swift Taylor ? Or a girl I heard whose name was Dakota. Then, her brother must be Wyoming.
Chelsea Clinton might as well be called Arsenal Clinton. Or so. Weather seasons seem also be a popular way to name the kids. Summer, Autumn (;-)), April, June, August even exists in German, then the next one would be Claus, first name Santa.
Here in Europe, you can't name your kid Chad (that's a country's name), Sylvester (that's New Year's here) or Coca-Cola. In some countries like Nauru you can not only choose Coca-Cola, but also Pepsi. Here there's lists with names which are accepted as first or second names, and don't put a kid in constant embarassment when his name is Dumbo for example ;-)
I guess parents who give their kids names like Delta, Dylan (Bob ?), Jojo, Destiny, Dieudonné (god-given, in Africa) Edison, Brittany (U.K. ?), Paris (why not Houston ?) etc. either want to show off how special they (or their kids) are or seem to be, or they simply haven't got all cups in the cupboard, as we say here.
Or what's the reason ?
BTW: My first daughter has 3 first names: Isabelle Jenny Sayonara. Sayonara goes into the above category, but a) I simply thought it sounds good, b) it is her THIRD name, and c) she likes it. She calls herself Sayo. And she's NOT Japanese LOL
What's YOUR name and why did you get it ?