Usually you hear the same lines when someone mentions a celebrity or new parent who names their child something unusual. "That poor kid, he/she's going to get teased on the playground in a few years!" or, "Why would someone DO that to their child?"
I'm here to say that having an unusual name did get me teased on the playground (people sang Madonna's "Lucky Star" to me constantly, in a jeering tone), but then again, so did kids with normal names (or regular first names and last names that rhymed with butt, stupid or fart). Because here's a news flash: Having a regular name doesn't prevent bullying or teasing. When the Stir released its latest list of "hipster" baby names - including Zinnia, Eyelet, Mable and Django, Stellan and Abel - many of the comments echoed those above. But having a different name has plenty of advantages. Here are the ones I've directly experienced and enjoyed:
1. People tend to remember you. Whether it's people I've onlyRead More »from The Top 7 Reasons to Give Your Child a 'Weird' Name