Some friends are expecting twins, and for some ridiculous reason they are soliciting names from their loved ones. I don’t know why they would do this if they don’t want to hear suggestions like Benson and Hedges, BJ and The Bear, and Sonny and Cher. They even shot down my suggestion of Mark and Mindy.
I think all of these would be perfectly acceptable in New Zealand, which has strict laws regarding children’s names. So far, the country has rejected the following submissions for newborns:
- Sex Fruit
- Keenan Got Lucy
- Fish & Chips
I guess I’m a little confused about the court’s criteria for a “ridiculous” name, I have to say. They removed Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii from her parents’ custody, but they did accept the name Number 16 Bus Shelter (maybe this was seen as a romantic gesture; was where the child was conceived?), as well as the aforementioned Benson & Hedges for a pair of twins.