November 14, 2003

Babys being named after Corporate Brand Names

from the BBC - US babies get global brand names bq. Mr Evans, a professor at Bellevue University, Nebraska, has studied baby names in the US for 25 years. bq. He has found that car models are a popular source of inspiration; 22 girls are registered as having the name Infiniti while 55 boys answer to Chevy and five girls to Celica. bq. Seven boys were found to have the name Del Monte - after the food company - and no less than 49 boys were called Canon, after the camera. bq. Designer firms and types of clothing were also well represented, with almost 300 girls recorded with the name Armani, six boys called Timberland and seven boys called Denim. Sheesh - should I change my name to IBM? Posted by DaveH at November 14, 2003 10:57 AM