Friday, January 16, 2009

Isn't this a form of child abuse?

Bear Grylls, one of the youngest men to climb Everest and currently the host of Man Vs. Survivor, recently welcomed his third son into the world. You may be asking, "Why is this news?" Well, my friend, he named his new baby Huckleberry. To be exact, it's Huckleberry Edward Jocelyne Grylls.

I don't even know where to begin.

Huckleberry? Is he a Mark Twain fan? Lover of blue animated dogs? Is it a Tombstone reference? I mean, c'mon, I love Tombstone but I'd never name my kid freaking Huckleberry. And Jocelyne? I've done some looking and cannot find that name used ANYWHERE as a male name. I'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt and assume it's someone's surname.

But little Huckleberry isn't alone. Nope. His older brother's name is Marmaduke. Yep, like the Great Dane in the comic strips.

The oldest Grylls child is named Jesse, which means this child will either grow up extremely grateful that he dodged the retardo name curse or he'll feel that mom and dad didn't love him enough to give him a "unique" name.

By the way, Bear's real name is Edward Michael.

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