These days, parents will name their kids after just about anything, it seems. Take the trend of naming babies after characters on HBO's Game of Thrones. Who looks at the new life they created and thinks of a show about grisly death? Do you honestly think your child wants to be named after a dragon-mother from medieval times? From a TV show?
It's like lacing up a corset on her childhood and pulling it tight. Really tight. There's no way she will make it through school without someone skewering or mocking her (totally made up) name.
Common sense should prevail when it comes to the baby naming process. Planes, trains, and automobiles don't make good monikers. Cleaning products are also a no-no (sorry, Ajax). But baby naming has gone berserk in recent years, and it's time to rein it in!
Here are 10 things Americans need to stop naming babies after ... starting NOW.