Nigerians usually give two names, one tribal and another "christian" name. I only use my tribal name in publications as a fuck you to racists.We did
First == My Grandma's name (Mom's side), slightly different spelling
Middle == my wife's Grandma's name (also Mom's side), and also a variant of my wife's middle name
Obviously a sense of humor was present.I gave up on names around my 3rd year of teaching when I had a girl in class named LaQuindelyn. I have been known to yell at the tv when the news guy is talking about an arrest and mispronounces the name of the criminal (another former student). No matter how strange the name, they’re just not strange to me anymore.
And then there’s my father’s old secretary, Mary. Her last name was Tree. Her middle name? Christmas. She had a brother, Doug. Yes…Douglas Fir Tree.