Christian name

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon May 9 12:06:45 UTC 2011

Every modern mom and dad knows that the name you give your kid will
influence his or her destiny. Never use "Rufus" or "Trixie," for example.

CNN reports that a 15-year-old New Yorker was placed under arrest when a
teacher found that he had written with Magic Marker on a city-owned
desktop.  That's vandalism in his zero-tolerance high school, so down to the
pokey he goes. Just briefly. Now his parents are suing with, one would
think, complete justification.

Anyway, the lad's name is "Messiah."  On camera, he
appeared normal otherwise. Rather personable, actually.

So don't name your kid "Messiah." Hubris carries risks.


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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