I was just reading an article about the thousands of kids named Kobe in honor of NBA player Kobe Bryant.
What I didn’t like: “She’s going to play a sport or I will die trying.” Spoken by a sports-crazed mom about her 11-year-old daughter, Kobe, who “likes the originality of her name but didn’t inherit a sliver of her mother’s enthusiasm for the sport.”
What I did like: That the author didn’t gloss over the drawbacks of this name. He talked about mini-Kobes who were teased after the Lakers lost to the Celtics in the 2008 NBA Finals. He mentioned the parents of mini-Kobes who experienced “second thoughts” about the name after Bryant was accused of rape in 2003.