Mariah: Baby Name of the Day

Cynthia Dermody
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Mariah CareyBy now you've probably heard the baby name joke about Mariah Carey's supposed but not confirmed pregnancy. Hubby Nick Cannon recently tweeted, "If & when my wife is ready to make ANY announcements about private matters she will do it personally."

On a roll, he's publicly quipped about names, "We're gonna name all of our kids Mariah no matter if they're boys or girls. Mariah No. 1, Boy Mariah, Man Mariah, Tall Mariah. It's gonna be a house full of people named Mariah."

As a blogger on one entertainment site commented, don't laugh -- we can kinda see this happening. Celebrities are by nature narcissists, after all.

Remember George Foreman of Grill Fame? Before that he was a boxer. He's also an ordained Christian minister who has his own church. I'll bet they have some awesome cookouts after service.

George Foreman is also famous for having 11 children and five sons, naming each one "George."

The narcissist thing aside, how many problems do you see with this? Let's count a few ...

1. General household name confusion (George, clean your room.)

2. Christmas present under the tree confusion (Hey, that's mine!)

3. Phone call confusion (Hi, could I speak with George, please ...)

4. Scheduling confusion (George has a doctor's appointment on Tuesday, George has one next Monday, and George has to see the dentist two weeks from tomorrow.)

5. Identity confusion (Imagine being poor George V. Number 5 just won't have the same level of self-esteem as Number 1, he just won't.)

I'm sure you can think of a lot more.

Would you consider giving multiple siblings the same name, whether your own name or any other?

 

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