Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Mariah Carey Goes "Moroccan"
Hi Meltingpot Readers,
Maybe it's because I have baby names on the brain, but I was taken aback by the news that Mariah Carey and her husband, Nick Cannon decided to name their just born twins, Monroe (the girl) and Moroccan (the boy). Say what?
Don't get me wrong, Meltingpot readers, I have no right to judge a person's choice for their children's name, but I'm going to anyway. Why? Because it just seems so wrong, purely from a grammatical standpoint. Apparently Mrs. Cannon named her son after her top floor apartment, a.k.a. The Moroccan Room. It's where Nick proposed and it is decorated in a Moroccan style. Notice, in that previous sentence, Moroccan is an adjective, not a noun. Posh Spice (Victoria Beckham) named one of her kids Brooklyn. Gwyneth Paltrow named her kid after a piece of fruit (Apple), so clearly Hollywood baby names have gone quite loopy, but I think until now, we've obeyed the rules of grammar. I could be wrong. I probably am.
But still, maybe in the post-labor, hormonal euphoria, Nick and Mariah wrote "Moroccan" on the birth certificate, but they meant to write Morocco. Heck, I used to teach Sunday school back in the day and two little brothers in my class were named, Paris and France. I get the 'name your baby after an exotic, significant, special locale,' but can't we at least have those names make a little bit more sense? A little. I mean, think of the consequences. And what will they call the little munchkin for short? It just makes me shake my head, suck my teeth and wonder.
By the way, I'm thinking of naming my baby girl, Menopause, because soon after she's born, that's where I'm heading. What do you think?