Friday, October 19, 2012

The Things We Do To Our Kids

Miss Thurman can name her child whatever she wants. At some point, it will be necessary for the child to shorten her name, but that's none of anyone's business.

For some reason, I keep thinking of the song "A Boy Named Sue," and how it resonates today as something that people simply wouldn't consider doing because we are now all but enthralled by the idea of elevating children to a perch so far above reality that there would be no possible way that a father could "toughen" up his future son by giving him such a name. If someone did try that, child protective services would get the courts to change Sue to Steven.

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