Friday, April 21, 2006

Swing and a Miss.


I hate to be adding to the general discourse concerning celebrity baby names but this one is great. Tom and Katie picked an obscure name for their bundle of joy drawing on the ancient Hebrew word for Princess. The problem is that only people in the world who would recognize the connection are the Jewish people of Eastern Europe who pronounce the word for Sarah, the wife of Abraham, as Suri. That is not how they spell the word mind you, the word that is connected to the baby's name is Sur which is a derivative of Sarah, and in modern Hebrew it is akin to calling someone a political official. Woops. I guess they should have gone with L. Ronna, you know, following a religion they (or at least he) seem to know all about. In the end I think that both Tom and Katie really liked the musical Oklahoma and the number "Sury with a fringe on top" a whole lot, and then went looking for a reason to call their kid that. It wouldn't be the first time, and it won't be the last.

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