Over a year ago I wrote about Avatar-inspired baby names. I didn’t want to write about them — I didn’t want to believe parents would actually give Avatar names to their children — but I did anyway. Because I knew there was a chance these names existed.
And now I find myself in a similar position.
Ever since the Charlie Sheen Meltdown began a few weeks ago, I’ve been wondering, “Could this insanity be influencing expectant parents?”
I tried to ignore the possibility. Even after I learned Hot Topic was selling Sheen-themed T-shirts, and Harcos Labs was selling energy drinks called Tiger Blood and Adonis DNA (via Nancy Friedman’s Year of the Tiger post) I thought, “Sure, businesses will try to cash in. But parents? No way.”
And then, yesterday, Gawker posted a photo of a Charlie Sheen tattoo. Someone commented with a link to FAIL Blog, where there were a least three more Charlie Sheen tattoos (one, two and three). That’s right — multiple people have inked permanent tributes to “rock star from Mars” Charlie Sheen onto their bodies.
So I feel like I can’t ignore this anymore.
Has anyone out there seen (or bestowed) a Sheen-inspired baby name recently? I’m talking Sheen, Charlie-Sheen, Winning, Bi-Winning, Goddess(es), Tiger, Tiger-Blood, Adonis, Adonis-DNA, Vatican-Assassin, Warlock, 7-Gram-Rocks…
If there are at least four tattoos, there has to be at least one baby.