Do you know what I miss from the good old days? I miss the names that were so common during my young life. The names of my classmates, my friends and my neighbors.
Where did Gail, James (Jim), Sandra, Jack, Patsy, John, Vicky, Alan, Yvonne, Judy, William (Bill), Robert (Bob), Mary, Martha, and Randy go?
If I had known these names were going to disappear in the future, I would have encouraged the younger generations to remember their parents and grandparents as they selected names. Some people had Biblical names. Some people were named after their ancestors, it was called namesakes, back in the day.
Many presidents had respected, classy names. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, comes to mind. As you recall, he was called both Jack and John, depending on who was speaking of him.
William Jefferson is another very respectable sounding duo of names. When you tack Clinton on the end, it is like adding vinegar to ice cream but….the name did not ruin him, he ruined the name.
Then came Barack Hussein Obama. What the hell? I was writing for some local newspapers at the time he fell from an ominous cloud in the sky. I finally had to write his name down so that I spelled it correctly in my columns. After about two weeks, I decided I no longer wanted to respect him publicly, so forever after, I called him Little o.
Then America fell in love with hyphens, acronyms and weirdos.
Therefore, Sandy Cortez became Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC).
A young bushy headed crook came from nowhere and robbed a million people, who were stupid enough to invest with him in Crypto Currency. This punk, named Samuel Benjamin Bankman-Fried’s, STOLEN net-worth peaked at $26 BILLION in October 2022. By November 11, 2022, the little punk was wealth-less. He is now residing in a rat & roach filled jail in the Bahamas. BUT…like AOC, he has a hyphenated name and even more acronyms.
He is now known as SBF the CEO of FTX FTT. WOW! He will have a long name on his mug shot…..because the little thief robbed a million people, then….