#37: What is The Significance of a Name?
Parents have one first – and most essential – responsibility, and that is to name their children. Major Gamble is analogous to a bowling ball being dropped through the floor. No one should be given a name like that as a child. Even a Major Chance is preferable to a Minor Chance. In any case, it isn’t as bad as one of my favourite characters from the film Catch-22, Major Major Major!
Major Gamble, on the other hand, is preferable to Shanda Lier or something along the lines of Mhaveryck. That’s very harsh. What would it be like to be in kindergarten and be required not only to learn how to spell your name correctly, but also to correct every single person on their pronunciation of your name? Let me be clear: I’m all for unique and interesting names… but some names should not be allowed to be used in any way.