Jordy... wrote:Really? Who gives a fuck, you criticize someone for short-term thinking while not mentioning the culture and upbringing of the kids that will tease him with his name?!
The name is cool, and if other people find like they should tease him because of his name then those guys are weird together with there parents. It's not like we have it in our genetic code to tease people with weird names, so if anything, this men brings up an issue we should seriously talk about, which is the shift to selfishness and insecurity in our culture
Whether or not the kids who will tease him are right or wrong (and there's arguments for both sides of whether such teasing is serves a larger public good, and whether such is natural for humans, whether due to biological or social genetics) is immaterial. Whether or not society should or shouldn't accept such names isn't particularly germane to this argument either.
The fact is: if he's going to grow up in a normal western environment, he will most likely be teased if he has a name like "Megatron". Right or wrong, it will likely happen, and any half intelligent parent would realize that.
Now, there are a lot of good reasons to give a kid an unique name. It might be a family name, or it might be meant to form a connection with longstanding cultural, ethnic, historical, or religious ideas or people. Might the kid get teased? Sure. But the connection to their past might be more important than whatever temporary hazing and heckles they might receive on the playground.
Naming them after a distinctive pop culture item, however, is in my opinion, selfish.