The time has passed when folk thought it proper to call boys Hubert and girls Gwendolyn. Text messages now dominate our landscape to the extent that boys are more likely to be called Conna and girls named Deby. Text-speak baby names, according to a report in the Daily Mail, are becoming increasingly common on birth certificates …
...It's not April 1st anymore.
Another area for the Nanny State to take over.
The goverment should empower registry offices to issue names on a rotation basis of just a handful of say 10 names. Since most of the parents giving their kids these names no doubt expect the state to bring up them up, why not.
Little to do with txt.
1. "Text-speak baby names" -> Dail Fail nonsense. Predictive text = RIP TXT SPK.
2. more like "a genuine misspelling or just an attempt by parents to give their kids unique labels" -> Cud bee eevur. Fik or krazy mumz n dadz lol.
3. "many kids leave mobile phones on overnight" -> As does the vast majority of the adult population. Who turns their phone off at night? Do you unplug your landline phone too?