Urban legend or just WRONG? You decide!
A new entry for the "what NOT to name your child" file.
Heard on the WKRR Rock92 (Greensboro) morning show yesterday. The subject of names somehow came up and a caller related the following story (paraphrased):
"I used to know a maternity nurse who always used to tell us about the strange names people give their children, and this one was the worst ever. A 14 year old first time Mom had chosen a beautiful-sounding name for her new son. It was pronounced Sha-THEED. She said it was african or arabic in origin"Ok so far, right? I mean "sha-THEED" isn't terrible next to JaQuan or Lakwenda or Jadyn or McKorrigan.
"Then it came time to put the baby's name on the birth certificate, and she told the nurse how she had chosen to spell her son's name for the first time."Can you guess? Shath'yyd? Sh'Thydd? Shothiid? Chythyd? Ch'Theedd?
"She wanted to spell it S - H - I - T - H - E - A - D"
ROFL!! We were in suspense for 2 hours waiting for someone to call in and say that this was fake and that they had heard it before, but no one did. This is a pretty popular show, and usually if someone tries to pull a fast one, someone else will call in and rat them out.
Reminded us of our favorite Nick Cage oeuvre of ALL time: In a 1992 Saturday Night Live episode, Nicolas Cage played an expectant father who rejects MANY potential baby names because the child might be easily taunted on the playground. A singing telegram girl reveals why Cage is so uptight when she lisps, "Congratulations, A**wipe and Emily!" Yells Cage, "It's 'Ahs-we-pay.'"