Brooklyn Welcomes Romeo Beckham!
The stuffy old Daily Telegraph
heartily approves of Romeo
, the name Victoria and David Beckham have given to their new baby
, a brother to Brooklyn
. So now an extra throne must be added to the happy parents' atrocious, unmissable website
. I would have let this foolishness pass, had I not noticed with alarm that there already exists a bottomless resource
catering to those who insist
on giving their offspring Shakespearean names. If this is a trend, how bad can it get?[Please, no suicide jokes.
Or, to put it in Shakespeare's own words, from Romeo and Juliet
no less, is this a case of "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by another name would smell as sweet"[Act ii, sc.2
] or, rather, of "the children of an idle brain begot of nothing but vain fantasy"?[Act i, sc.4
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Sep 2, 2002 -