A person must really like their name or themself or both when they bestow their own name on their child or children: George Bush, Kim Jong, George Foreman, Pope John Paul, Queen Elizabeth, … the list goes on and on.
Couldn’t they afford to buy a “Baby Naming” book?
Why aren’t there any women called Junior?
There must be women out there with the same name as their mother.
Junior isn’t really gender specific*.
There really should be a name for that phenomenon.
note: * except for that one sneaky reference in the dictionary.
double note: if women can’t use Junior, … then those politically correct people have really got their work cut out for them; slackers.
triple note: I guess I would have had a different last name if English people didn’t start this John’s son, Robert’s son, Rob’s son business. … or if I got married.
Supposedly my surname comes from “Jane’s son” … or my father … or the man who married my mother.
quadruple note: I’m just throwing a few monkeys into the wrenches with the “triple note“: my father married my mother. I think it was mutual.
quintuple note: If I was born a peasant along time ago … as opposed to being born a peasant when I was … , I might have been “Ross Wilbur’s son“.
sextuple note: The “My Experiment” and “My Newest New Experiment” stuff has been updated. The “My New Experiment” hasn’t … because it’s dead.
septuple note: the photo is of Grade One kids learning how to cross crosswalks. I wouldn’t have taken the photo, but they had to do the buddy system … and they were yelling across the road at each other saying things like … “You’re in love if you’re holding each other’s hand.” and “I have to do it: teacher said.” and ” Shinnosuke smells funnier than usual today.”
octuple note: If someone leaves a comment saying they named their child the same name as their grandfather … and it just so happens to be their name too, I’m going to rip out your family tree and beat you with it.
I’m intolerant sometimes; I’m like that.
nintuple note: I think I’ve soiled my family tree’s soil.
decuple note: all of my cactuses (cacti) are named “ross“, it’s okay to do that stuff to plants.