For us Brit's there have been some very odd choices of names popping up in the US media recently. In some cases 'if only they knew' has come to mind upon hearing them!
I find it highly entertaining that British town names seem such a popular choice for babies these days. Do the parents think they are blessing their baby with instant cosmopolitan'ism? Because in many cases they are not!
Here's just a few examples I have heard and what could spring to mind for a Brit':
Camden - a trendy open-air Sunday market, or home to the infamous Amy Winehouse, who can usually be found puking in some corner or hitting innocent bystanders in a drug fuelled rage.
Brighton - famous for it's pier, a bombing and the Gay Pride festival
Chelsea - a pretentious part of London, now run by the Russian mafioso and distinctly 'chav'. Although that might all change if Prince Harry gives us a Princess Chelsea.
Bristol - a suspension bridge people jump off, but more famous as a slang term for boobs!
Now I am not saying there's anything wrong with being associated with any of these things ordinarily, but having a name that reflects them - strange choice!
And that brings me neatly to the names of Sarah Palin's kids. Track, Trig, Bristol, Willow and Piper - are you serious!! I honestly think she must be related to that great British comedian Michael Palin somewhere down the line.
I will be more than happy when this trend to give kids a name no-one else has thought of ends. I guess our descendants will at least find the census and electoral rolls good entertainment years from now!
I know 2 grandmothers locally, who laugh at their offsprings name choices for their children. I know one of them won't mind me saying her grandson was named 'King', which has yet to be beat for me.