Trends come and go but sometimes, we may wish that they never came around in the first place. Perhaps we might think about the trend of naming your baby an unusual name. This may have gotten its start when Gwyneth Paltrow named her first baby Apple but from that point, it has been no holds barred as far as names are concerned. I’ll be the first one to admit that everybody has the right to do what they want with their child’s name but it has to stop at some point.
One woman has decided to go overboard and name her child, Squire Sebastian Senator. What is perhaps most shocking is the fact that those three names are actually the baby’s first name. As you can imagine, friends and family had a lot to say about it and they apparently talked so much that the mother canceled the baby shower. She then went on Facebook to rant about everything that was said.
Perhaps we can touch on the highlights.
“His name is Squire Sebastian Senator. That is that. You cannot force me to change his name. This is that name I was meant to give him. No, that is not his full name.
“‘Squire Sebastian Senator’ is only his first name. This is how it will be. He will not be allowed to have a nickname, he is to be called by his full and complete first name.”
So this child is not going to be allowed to have a nickname? What happens when his friends start calling him Seb? It’s worth thinking about.
“We come from a long-lasting family of both squires and senators. If you look back in our family tree, the survival of this clan is literally rooted in squiredom. We are all related to senators too. This name conveys power. It conveys wealth. It conveys success.”
Admittedly, this may be a true statement but then again, does anybody really care? We live in a strange world.
“My baby’s name WILL be a revolution. It will push people to question everything. Why name your baby boring and over-used names like Joshua, Brian, Sam, Nick, Mark, Bella, Marina, etc… when you can name it something special.”
I would say you are thinking just a little bit too much about a name if you think that it will push people to question everything. More than likely, it is going to push people to question what you might’ve been thinking when you signed the birth certificate.
I don’t know if we will ever have the opportunity to meet Squire Sebastian Senator in real life but his beginning certainly was interesting.