This week’s a quick one because I’m been struck down with a cough that makes typing a gazillion times more difficult. As an aside, the bear-shaped waterbottle I’m currently clutching for comfort is called Baboo.
My sister sent me this article the other day about a pregnant teen for the names. Soya is 15-years-old and the youngest child of Janis, who has three other children: Coco, Tarot and Ritzy (the latter two are twins). These two suggestion by some readers on names for the new baby gave me a chuckle:
Soya, Ritzy,Coco, Tarot. Lovely names, did Janis choose them herself or were they forced on her by an alien race determined to give the rest of us humans a good laugh? Can I suggest that if Soya is searching for suitable names for her baby to add to the family collection she could do worse than Gluten ( if a boy) or Lactose (if a girl) If on the other hand she is looking for a gender indeterminate name she might want to consider Hydrogen or Oxygen
I’m sure her brother Tofu is looking forward to a new house too, not to mention the twins Hummus & Cous-Cous
Personally, I can see the rational behind the name Soya, it is a darn pretty name to say. Perhaps even an encouragement of healthy eating to the bearer, but the world outside of baby names nerdom clearly are not impressed by the name.
Big Brother kicked off last night in it’s Channel 5 reboot. The celebrity housemates all have relatively recognisable names, such as Pamela, Tara, Sally and Darryn, but I am fascinated by Bobby’s surname: Sabel. Usually if one sees this name, it’s as Sable.
I also caught some of the new Torchwood:Miracle Day the other night. I’ve seen a couple of people saying online that the American company the current series was made in partnership with has ruined the series, personally I’m still upset the killed off Ianto, the man with quite clearly the best name in the show. The plot of Miracle Day is interesting, what would we do if people just stopped dying? Either way, a man named Mekhi plays one of the main characters:Rex. Plus, Gwen Cooper now has a daughter named Anwen, who was originally slated to be an Emily.