Thinking Of Changing Your Name? Be Careful!

As if the report in Social Science Quarterly that says giving newborn boys strange, feminine, or odd names increases the chance of their winding up in jail isn’t bad enough, now it turns out you need to be careful if you change your name. A study in the journal Science claims changing a fish’s name can endanger them. Slimeheads roamed the seas innocently until seafood dealers renamed them orange roughy. Now their numbers are dwindling. Same for Patagonian toothfish (which became Chilean sea bass) and goosefish (which turned into monkfish). The worst situation is for baby boys who are named slimehead, toothfish, or goosefish. They’re doomed.

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