Saturday, January 19, 2008

Go Fourth and Multiply

I found out yesterday that my wife's cousin named his baby Charles Smith IV.* Maybe I don't get it because I have no desire to pass on my genetic material, much less my name. But why keep using the same name for four generations?

Junior is okay, I guess, though I'm very glad not to be one myself (how can you grow up when you're always called "Junior"?). III is pushing it, except maybe for rich kids whose only achievement in life is being born into grandpa's wealth. But IV? Well, that just shows a lack of creativity.

I hope this kid doesn't have a son and name him Charles Smith V. V is only acceptable for distillers.


* Actual surname changed.

1 comment:

Sam said...

It's like George Foreman naming all his boys George.