Hey gang - I work in a children's hospital and I see a huge number of spectacularly ill-advised names come in pretty frequently. But some are so bad that they are kind of awesome. And I don't just mean truly awful names like a pair of brothers who were named Master Odin ____________ and Dark Nocturnal Agony ______________. I mean names made out of actual names that just shouldn't have been put together for someone to have to live with. Some are nicknames. But strongly established ones, the kind where the kids friends don't even know that's not their legal name. Some actually ARE their legal names. I started collecting a few of them a while back to use as the fake names of the non-existent members of a fictitious band project. I was going to play everything, but make up liner notes about hypothetical band members for fun. Some that I already had: Adam Baum - (a real kid, his dad and grand dad were both also Adam. But they all had different middle names.) 'Woody' Post - He had a regular first name. But no one had called him by it since before he could talk. Robin Graves - Seriously, doesn't she already sound like she needs an Emo band? And last night I had a dad come in with a toddler whose name would be the all time champion of this phenomenon: CT Monk. It's actually pretty normal at first, like Charles Thomas Monk (That might even be it. But I'm not sure. He reminded everyone each time to call him 'CT'.) I finally asked him why they preferred to use the initials. He replied "I'm going to raise him to tell everyone it's short for 'Chip Thelonius'. That dad is now my hero.