David Beckham’s newest child, a boy, will be named Cruz. (It's a girlie name!) The names of the other Beckham kids are Romeo and Brooklyn. Why can’t they name their kids like normal parents do? What’s wrong with conventional names like Gouda, Almond, Cappuccino, Veal, Corn and Cheddar ?
A linguist in Spain is a little upset:
Lola Oria, a Spanish language tutor at Oxford University, described Cruz Beckham as a “stupid” name.
Cruz is commonly used as a surname and is an old-fashioned sounding girls’ Christian name, she added.
“I think it is quite a stupid name, quite frankly,” Ms Oria. “They will have problems in Spain because it will be seen as a name for girls. “It is an old-fashioned girl’s name and also it is quite clearly Spanish and difficult to pronounce for an English-speaking person. “It is quite a strange thing to do to a little boy.”
Yes, it seems like David and Victoria have decided to defend the stupidity rumours already circulating.
On his way to an interview with Michael Parkinson he said: "He'll probably throw in some long words I won't understand." He said interviewers often tried to catch him and Victoria out and added that they often managed it.
Victoria chided him: "Don't say that, because people will think you're stupid and youre not."
"I am stupid - everyone thinks I'm stupid," he said.
Almost touching to read... Poor, poor David, you're so stupid... But in the end David is the one with the gazillions and the Ferraris and I’m the one with the wrinkled one-dollar bills (it's actually wrinkled 20-kronor bills), the Toyota and the pajamas so I don’t feel too sorry for him.
Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Posted by Uncle Sammy at 10:53 am