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I just read the article “Branding up Baby.” I just thought I’d share my son’s name with you: Zhyen Qaid Qrys.
When I was pregnant with him, we watched a history documentary on Genghis Kahn. During that documentary, it was mentioned that he was born Temuujin. Unfortunately, the person typing for the closed captioning spelled it Timozhyen. We were going to use Timozhyen and call him Tim, but decided on just Zhyen. It wasn’t until after he was born we learned it was spelled incorrectly. My sister came up with Qaid. I love the name and the initials. Qrys means “gold/golden.”
My son will soon be 12. He is a blonde-haired, blue-eyed boy.p>Just thought I’d share. br> — Julie Qrys (pronounced kris) /p>
Re: Paul Beston’s “Branding Up Baby,” it occurs to me that parents are naming their babies what they used to name their German Shepherds — Dakota, Shiloh. Cherokee.
A few years back when we were awash in Brittanys — spelled every conceivable way and Tiffany, Tif’ni, Tifani, upon encountering a grandmother referring to her granddaughter, I was sorely tempted to ask, “Would that be for the Spaniel or the province in France?” or “For the lamp or jewelry store?”
Unusual names are nothing new. I once knew a girl named Mavontine Brakebill and a boy named Noble Self. Also knew a boy named Sergeant Major. His father admired Marines. I wondered if the boy enlisted, would he be Private Sergeant Major and as he rose in the ranks finally be Sergeant Major Sergeant Major? I think his dad pretty well ruled out a career as a leatherneck when he named him. Imagine Lt. Colonel Sergeant Major!p>George Foreman had the right idea — named all his children, male and female, George. br> — Diane Smith br> South San Francisco, California
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online