CNN recently did a story on unusual names, like siblings Dow and Indiana Jones here.
Indiana Elizabeth Jones shared her story with the iReport community, and we spoke with her mother, Jennifer Jones. The Port Deposit, Maryland, resident says Indiana got her name simply because her husband’s family is from that state.
See? It’s okay, they named her after the state, not the movie. That would’ve been retarded.
As for Dow Joseph Jones, there was serious talk of naming him Jack Ryan Jones, to keep the Harrison Ford theme. Instead, her husband named their son Dow on a dare while Jennifer was asleep in the hospital bed after giving birth.
A dare is like a bet with no prize for winning, so I can totally see how it’d be the basis for naming a child.
She said she cried when she found out and even thought about having Dow’s name changed. CNN.com asked users to share their unusual names after a 9-year-old New Zealand girl named Talula Does the Hula from Hawaii won the right to change her name.
It seems like cheating on her with a high school chick would be a far more gratifying way of making your wife cry, but that’s just me. And of course, the article wouldn’t be complete without the mention of celebrities, the undisputed kings of giving kids retarded names.
Take boxer George Foreman’s children, all named George. (Or actor Jason Lee’s son, Pilot Inspektor, or comedian Penn Jillette’s daughter, Moxie CrimeFighter.)
Moxie. CrimeFighter. Not only is her name CrimeFighter, she has to explain to people that the F is capitalized. In this case, I think Penn’s magic trick will be making it another five years without getting his throat slit in his sleep.
I want more like this!
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