Parents sometimes overdo it when they decide to be creative with their choice of a given name for their child. Some work, as far as being clever, but that doesn’t always translate into an enjoyable time for the offspring, who spends the rest of his life explaining the offbeat name or the cutesy spelling of a traditional name.
A more severe future might face a child being named for a celebrity by a parent who is an overzealous fan of a singer who might be talented (Todd Rundgren or Stefani Germanotta) but chose a publicity-inducing stage name in the early days. I’m betting it’s hard to get by the bullies at school when your name is Grunt or Gaga and you CAN’T sing. Or worse, what if Mom or Dad was a fan of a “15 minutes of fame” celebrity such as Milli Vanilli or Vanilla Ice.