Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Stupid News

[don't worry - I will get back to finishing this post eventually]

Possibly the Strangest Baby Name Ever

We don't even want to think what this child will endure when he gets to school. A Pampa, Texas couple have named their precious boy ESPN Malachi McCall. He's now 2 years old, and ESPN--that would be the cable sports network--just caught wind of it and is planning a feature on ESPN--that would be the kid.

Here's an easy way to tell the two apart. ESPN the network is pronounced by saying each letter. ESPN the boy is pronounced "Espen." Sadly, ESPN the boy is not alone. There are at least two other kids in the United States who share this name. That would be Espn Curiel of Corpus Christi, Texas and Espen Blondeel of Michigan. "We don't have viewers. We have fans," ESPN spokesman Dave Nagle proudly bragged to the Associated Press. "And I guess there's no better testament than when someone names their child after your product. It just shows the bond we have with people." Yeah.

Why would anyone name their child ESPN? Rebecca and Michael McCall told the Amarillo Globe-News their son's name started as a joke after they heard on the radio about another couple naming their son "ESPEN." Rebecca said, "He looked at me and said, 'That's a cool name.'" It took her a while to warm up to the idea. "I didn't like it until he was born," she said, adding that by then, she couldn't think of calling her son anything else.

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