(Originally posted 05/23/12 at Trojan Horse Productions. Reblogged 03/22/18.)
Some years ago, I was home on vacation (that is, visiting my mother out-of-state) and saw this item in the newspaper. In Detroit, this fellow was resisting arrest and the struggle got really mean, and he wound up sustaining injuries from which he died.
On the one hand, OK, too bad, it happens.
On the other hand, I had to wonder what other end this gentleman could have met; his mother having named him “Malice Green.”
Did either of his parents ever bother to consider what that name means?
Give your child a sensible name!
If your parents failed to do so, you may want to give yourself a sensible name.
We have a page devoted to this issue (here).
15 thoughts on “* What’s in a name?”
2014-03-24 – Caitlyn Virts, Relisha Tenau Rudd amber alerts
2014-03-31 – Screwed up names spell screwed up people
2014-05-12 – Names (The murder of Najee Thomas)
2014-06-16 – The Marty Cobb murder
2014-08-18 – Woman found beaten to death; daughter arrested
2016-04-04 – Names with issues; Issues with names
2016-05-16 – Names in the news (05/16/16)
2016-06-13 – Names in the news (06/13/16)
2019-05-27 – Jyahshua Hill
2019-09-09 – Carloo Watson
2019-10-21 – N’denezsia Monique Lancaster