In an effort to be creative, some parents are making it very difficult for kids to go through childhood without being ridiculed at best, bullied at worst. Take the case of a little girl somewhere in Pennsylvania whose Latino parents decided on the brilliant idea to name her Martini. Yes, like the cocktail. It's not just Jay Z and Beyonce and other celebrity parents who get a little creative. Things have gotten so out of control that in some countries, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic for instance, that lawmakers are looking to ban whimsical or plain "crazy" names. Why would you name your daughter a body part, Breast or young son, a car brand, Toshiba? See the story that I wrote for Mamiverse:
|A more considerate mom: Luz Maria & baby Aaron|
Parents have even stronger feelings about names and take the responsibility of choosing one very seriously. And with good reason. Recent studies found that people with “white sounding names” such as Molly and Daniel were 50 percent more likely to be contacted for job interviews, so a lot more is riding on your child’s name than just being unique. His or her professional success may be in the balance. There's more.