Wednesday, May 9, 2018


Curiousity.com wondered why certain things seem to be misnamed & so do I.  For instance:

Why is it a mugshot & not a cellfie?

Why is it insomnia & not resisting a rest?

Why is it evolving from apes & not homo improvement?

Why is it car repair & not auto correct?

Why is it a dad bod & not a father figure?

Why is it a jet ski & not a boatercycle?

Why is it discovering H²0 on other planets & not water proof?

Why is it possession of marijuana & not joint custody?

Why is it leaving right after sex & not nuts & bolts?

Why is it the English Channel & not the BB Sea?

Why is it the sun & not a space heater?

Why is it Alexander Graham Bell & not the lord of the rings?

Why is it a foot falling asleep & not coma toes?

Why is it a crab & not a sidewalk?

Why is it an injury lawyer & not a trip advisor?

Why is it a vet & not a dogtor?

How about proper names?  Since celebrities are so widely admired, I guess they think whatever they do is clever.  Here's a list of some of the "clever" ones & the names they've saddled their kids with:

Apple----Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin
Rumer/Scout/Tallulah----Bruce Willis & Demi Moore
Bronx Mowgli----Shannyn Sossamon & Dallas Clayton
Daisy Bo/ Petal Rainbow Blossom----Jamie & Juliette Oliver
Pilot Inspektor----Jason Lee & Beth Reisgraf
Kal-El (Superman's name on Krypton)----Nicolas Cage & Alice Kim
Moxie CrimeFighter/ Zolten----Penn & Emily Jillette
Sparrow James Midnight----Nicole Richie & Joel Madden
Zowie----David & Angela Bowie
Jermajesty----Jermaine Jackson
Fifi Trixibelle/ Little Pixie/ Peaches Honeyblossom----Paula Yates & Bob Geldof
Tiger Lily Heavenly Hirani----Paula Yates & Michael Hutchence
Seven Sirius----Erykah Badu & Andre 3000
Puma Sabti----Erykah Badu & The D.O.C.
Mars Merkaba----Erykah Badu & Jay Electronica
Rocket/ Racer/ Rebel/ Rogue----Robert Rodriguez & Elizabeth Avelian
Prince Michael Joseph, Jr/ Paris Michael/ Prince Michael ll----Michael Jackson
Memphis Eve/ Elijah Bob Patricius Guggi Q----Bono & Allison Hewson
Moon Unit/ Dweezil/ Diva Thin Muffin Pigeen/ Ahmet Emuukha Rodan----Frank Zappa
Speck Wildhorse----John Mellencamp & Elaine Irwin
Nakoa Wolf Manakaupo Namakaeha----Jason Momoa & Lisa Bonet
AND I can't forget George Foreman, who has 5 sons--ALL NAMED GEORGE!!

If Mary had Baby Jesus & He was the Lamb of God, did Mary have a little lamb?----fishducky



  1. I am pretty certain that some of those names (all right, all of those names) qualify as child abuse.

  2. Mary most certainly did have a little lamb, but probably it didn't follow her everywhere.
    I think celebrities should be banned from making up weird names, most of which make Apple look not-so-bad. and George Foreman with all his sons named George? Did he have no imagination at all?

    1. Two of his 5 daughters are Freeda George & Georgette!! See this short clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50I4ZX6qabg

  3. Wow those names floored me. The parents obviously think their kids will pop out enlightened adults and bypass middle school. Sheesh.

  4. I only knew a few of the crazy kid names--wow! And George Foreman--how silly--prepared for memory loss--LOL! More like big ego, if you ask me.
    Cartoons were great, too. Hope you two are doing okay. ??

  5. I used to think Moon Unit and Dweezil were unusually named, but Zowie Bowie is cruel AND unusual. The five Georges? I attribute that to ego.

    1. There are SEVEN Georges!! See my comment to River above.

  6. Zowie Bowie grew up and changed his name to Duncan Jones, if I recall correctly. I wonder why.


  7. All excellent questions from curiosity.com:)


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