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The Wolf Files: Strange Baby Names By BUCK WOLF My son is a fruit. My daughter's a tart. And if The girls' names were equally bizarre. you think that's cheesy, tell it to my nephew, Gouda. Thirty-five were named Vanity. Another 29 were Some parents are apparently naming their named Whisper, while 54 had the name Sincere. children after returning from the supermarket. And 24 were really Unique. Among the 200,000 who have signed up at Global Imagine two mothers meeting in a mall: Name Registry — the company in charge of "Hi," one says. "This is my daughter, Unique." handling registrations for the new Internet domain "Well," says the other mother, her extension ".name" — are people with first names competitive fire sparked, "my daughter is also such as "Gouda," "Almond," "Cappuccino," "Veal," Unique." and "Bologna." Topping this trend is Jamie Oliver, better Birth Certificates Need Spell Checkers known on TV as "The Naked Chef." His wife Jools gave birth March 18 in London to a 7-pound, 14- The strangest names aren't even on the list. ounce girl named Poppy Honey. The Social Security Administration only releases names chosen five or more times, in order to ‘My Name Is Canon, as in Camera’ protect the privacy of parents with bad judgment. You have to worry about the ramifications It's tempting to think "Cappuccino" and of such parenting. Do the 13 girls named Wisdom other names are fabricated. However, the dot-name feel even worse when they screw up? What domain requires registrants to prove their happens when the 10 guys named Truth lie? identities. And an expert who analyzes census and Then there's the issue of spelling. We had 72 Social Security Administration records is not kids named Sky, but also 85 named Skye (a Scottish surprised such names exist. island) and Skyy (a premium vodka). How do you "Anything is possible, when you consider tell your child, "Daddy wanted to name you after that last year alone, 298 girls were named Armani the heavens above, but he can't spell a three-letter and another 10 boys were named Halston," says word"? Cleveland Evans of Bellevue University. In Austria, parents aren't allowed to invent "Every year, the list gets stranger and stranger. It's names. Instead, they must prove that the name they as if parents think they're guilty of abuse if there is give their child belonged to another person. When another kid in the classroom with the same name as one Austrian couple wanted to name their son after theirs." the actor, officials objected, thinking Keanu was just About 2 million boys and 2 million girls a stage name. But, after doing some research, they were born in the United States in 2000, the last discovered the name relates to the actor's Hawaiian complete year with available records. The Social ancestry. Security Administration reports that 33,957 boys Now, we Americans must debate the virtues were named Jacob and 25,714 girls were named of allowing parents to name children anything they Emily, making them the most common baby names want. Just imagine the playground torment some for the year. children must suffer. But the number of strange names on the "Hey, can you smell it? I guess Gouda must Social Security Administration's list is getting be coming." longer. There were 17 boys named Ventura (as in "Don't listen to Bologna. She's full of it.” Jesse), six boys named Timberland (as in the boot), 49 named Canon (spelled like the camera), and 27 Blue. Buck Wolf is entertainment producer at ABCNEWS.com. The Wolf Files is published Tuesdays. Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/WolfFiles/story?id=91766 Discussion Why do you think parents choose uncommon or strange names for their children? Do you think people like to have uncommon names?