04 May 2011

Mariah Carey's Baby Names

After dropping hints for days, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon announced the names of their twins, Moroccan Scott and Monroe.
Scott is a family name and Nick Cannon's middle name as well. Monroe [the girl in case you can't tell by those names] doesn't have a middle name because Mariah was never given one. Just as expected: mini-me versions of their parents, only with weirder names!

They could go by cute nicknames, though, right? Nope. Earlier, Nick Cannon referred to the babies in a tweet: "Roc and Roe! Let's go!" Oh dear. I will say, I'm shocked that they chose actual, correctly-spelled words/ names. I wish they'd at least named him Morocco, though- you know, not an adjective. And it has a similar ending to Cannon... not good.

Maybe that needs to be added to the Unwritten Baby Name Rulebook: if you use a word name, make it a noun. I'm sure later I will think of some exceptions but definitely not for Moroccan.
Cannons in Morocco [they're apparently Spanish but you get the idea] by s_d_anthony
Gasp! I almost forgot the most important rule when it comes to word names- never use more than one! This is what happens if you do:

Excuse me, sir, do you sell Moroccan Cannons?

I'd like to see the ancient Moroccan Cannon.

Look at the acrobat in that Moroccan Cannon!

See? Ridiculous.

I have no further comment.

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