Thursday, 24 February 2011
Several of my friends are pregnant right now, leading to any number of somewhat inane conversations where those of us who aren't pregnant suggest more or less (mostly less) serious names to the parents-to-be.
One interesting issue that occurred to me in the middle of all this was that if I were to have a child, I'd want to check before naming him that there was a suitable top-level domain available, preferably the .com, and to register it at the time, ready for them to take over as soon as they're old enough to write HTML. Even my most geeky friends think I'm mad, with this one, but I remember being disappointed with my maiden name that I could only get my .co.uk and not my .com - and a friend who had .org always found that people would accidentally send his email to the wrong place.
Has anyone else ever thought this might be a consideration in naming a child, or is it really just me?!