Unusual Real Name – Alanis Morissette

Gone South is a blog about a Peace Corps volunteer’s experiences in Paraguay. In a recent post, Interesting Baby Names and Stronger Patriotism Through Kickball, he talks about how Paraguay is a bit behind the times in terms of movies, music and fashion. Because of this,

I wasn’t completely surprised when my Paraguayan host brother told me the name of his one month old baby. I am now the proud uncle of Alanis Morissette Medina. Let’s just say I’ve got one hand in my pocket, and the other one is slapping my forehead. I guess they are pretty big fans, despite not actually knowing what all those lyrics mean. Isn’t that ironic? Don’t you think?

Wow. I’m dying to know what other names he’s heard down there.

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