What’s in a name?

Miss Ima Hogg was born on July 10, 1882.

Miss Ima Hogg was born on July 10, 1882.

Fined Six Thousand and Five Hundred is finally getting a new name. The 19-year-old’s father recently succumbed to appeals by Vietnamese government officials to change his son’s name to Mai Hoang Long, meaning “golden dragon.” Much cooler, buddy. His father chose the name as a way of protesting the 6,500-dong fine ($0.40 USD) he had to pay for breaking the two-children-per-family policy in Vietnam. The poor guy had to suffer 19 years of ridicule because of a 40-cent fine?!? In honor of Fined’s new name, here’s a list of some of the more interesting names parents have come up with for their children.


Ima Hogg (daughter of James Stephen Hogg, former Texas governor)

Moxie CrimeFighter Jillette (daughter of magician Penn Jillette)

Pilot Inspektor Lee (son of actor Jason Lee)

Poppy Petal Emma Elizabeth Deveraux Donahue (actress better known as Poppy Montgomery)

Shanda Lear (daughter of Bill Lear, founder of Lear Jet Inc.)


Adolf Lu Hitler R. Marak (India)

Depressed Cupboard Cheesecake (England)

Jon Blake Cusack Version 2.0 (Michigan)

Oliver Google Kai (Sweden)

Rafferty Bob Ash Chewbacca Peate (England)

Sources: The Associated Press, www.wikipedia.org, www.freep.com (Detroit Free Press), www.shropshirestar.com (The Shropshire Star)