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What's In A Name?
By : Bruce Warwick
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Someone gave me a pair of socks once with my name "Bruce" and its meaning silk screened on the fabric. Every time I put them on, I was led to wonder whether I was living up to the august qualities now emblazoned on my feet. We had some hippy friends who had a unique approach to naming children. No baby name books, no short lists compiled in the months leading up to the birth, it simply went like this. The baby popped out and they just knew: "Oh, it's a Betty or a Bernice, a Norman or a Nigel!" (Or with them, more likely, a Sky or a Serenity, a Nautilus or a Nirvana.)

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