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May 20, 2004


This sort of behaviour is why the names of my hypothetical children are a closely guarded secret. It seems Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin were not so original as they have been given credit.

Paltrow, it appears, is guilty of name-napping. And name-napping is unforgivable. Especially when the name is so wilfully obscure that it almost deserves a little TM logo in the corner.

To break that spiritual copyright is bad enough but to commit the crime within one's own social circle would seem to be not only an appalling breach of manners, but dreadfully undignified to boot. For any child, be they a Fifi Trixibelle Geldof or a Moon Unit Zappa, being saddled with a novelty name is one thing but sharing it with a friend of the family is a curse too far.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at May 20, 2004 07:04 AM

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SUSAN: Seven Costanza? You're serious?

GEORGE: Yeah. It's a beautiful name for a boy or a girl...

Susan scoffs.

GEORGE: ...especially a girl. Or a boy.

George's keeps the name he has selected for his unborn child guarded because it's Mickey Mantle's number. The name was stolen by Susan's cousin!

Posted by: Rue at May 20, 2004 01:35 PM

The "Jheka" who posted above is, once again, my personal troll/impersonator/stalker who has been posting as me for months. It is, in fact, a left wing anti-semite who likes to post what it thinks are right-wing rants, occaisional random weirdness (as in this case) and otherwise post as me so that it can continue its weird smear campaign.

Please check the IPs to confirm. Jheka (me) posts from SBC (pacbell). The "jheka" troll does not. Once you have confirmed that the above "jheka" is an imposter, please delete it's comments and ban the critter. If you want to be absolutely sure, just drop a note on my blog or in my e-mail and I'll confirm my identity.

On the bright side, his latest silliness has introduced me to your blog. If you don't mind, I'll add you to my blogroll.

Posted by: Jheka at June 1, 2004 10:39 AM

Thanks for letting me know. And right back at you with the link!

Posted by: Flea at June 1, 2004 11:29 AM