This article is about avoiding embarassment when it comes to names and naming.
(8) “Candy” is a sweet name. However, if your surname is “Cain”, never name your child “Candy.” I personally know someone with those two names which sound like “Candy Cane,” the candy in the form of a cane that is often sold at Christmas-time. You know, her best friend’s surname was “Cotton”! There they sat – Cotton and Candy. How sweet! I am not making this up at all. There is no need for fiction when life is so intriguing.
(9) Some surnames sound delicious like the Chinese surname “Chow Mein” which is also a Chinese food. Never couple that with names like Delisha which sounds almost like “delicious” or “Tsania” which sounds like “Lasagne.” There is enough hunger in the world without hearing continually about Delisha Chow Mein and Tsania Chow Mein. There is such a thing as using too much taste in giving your child a name!
(10) If you are a female never get married without first thinking about what your new name will be. I know some liberated females will take me to task for this but there are some times when you just have to drop your maiden name. What if Trinidad and Tobago’s former beauty queen Nicole Dyer had married Darrell Hair the Australian cricket umpire and kept her maiden name? She would have become Nicole Dyer-Hair. That certainly would have been a fashion statement! I hope people are hearing my advice. It is not as bad when you shorten it to Nicole Hair which still sounds like a hair-style statement though or an answer to someone on the telephone.
(11) If your maiden name is Green and you are marrying a man whose surname is Pierre, you may want to drop the “Green” unless you want to be known as a “Green-Pierre.” Maybe you listen when the time is ripe, uh I mean right. I think that is the mature thing to do.
(12) Lastly, if a female’s maiden name is “Young” and she marries someone whose surname is “Mann” does she really want to be a “Young – Mann” or does she just want to marry one? She has got to get her priorities straight.
So there you have it. I have tried to give my best advice concerning names and naming. Never couple good advice with bad advice. Let wisdom be wisdom and not “whiz” “dumb.”
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