Back in December, some of you may remember a tease we ran in the newsletter for a fun new book from Ancestry–Bad Baby Names: The Worst True Names Parents Saddled Their Kids Withâ€”And You Can Too! Well, the book should be available in the Ancestry Store in the coming weeks. But if you don’t want to wait for the book, you can read some “Bad Baby Name” stories now, you can now check out the Bad Baby Name blog at www.badbabynames.net.
There are already some cool posts and if you’d like to try your hand at choosingÂ a bad baby name (without actually inflicting psychological damage on a child), you can test your skills with Assignment 1: Your Bad Baby Name. Here’s the challenge:
Weâ€™ve all heard stories about people with horrible names. In fact, my book is all about that. But the truth is that many people are not happy with their perfectly normal names. Hereâ€™s what I want from you:
If you could pick any name to be yours, what would it be? You can choose to change your first, middle, last, or any combination of the three. Iâ€™ll be okay if you change your name to something normal, but Iâ€™d really love it if you picked something awesome. Mine is Excalibur Scorpius Rayback (which you would know, if you read my bookâ€“remember how I have no problem with shameless self-promotion?).