Wednesday, May 7, 2008

names I wish were mine

Would that my name was as cool as that of these public figures, all of whom actually exist:

- Angus Friday, Ambassador of Grenada to the UN. Because really, a guy from an island state being named Friday is sufficient to make any English major wet themselves.
- Hamish Falconer, head of the UK NGO Sudan Divestment UK, who has the nomerical cred to be a swashbuckling adventurer/professor in the tradition of Indiana Jones.
- Papa Bongo, President of Gabon. Granted, his real first name is Omar, but even so, an undeniably awesome name for an eternally-in-power autocrat.
- Max Boot, neoconservative

I'm jealous. There, I said it.

Honorable mention for tongue-twistability goes to Turkmenistan's president Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, Madagascar Ambassador to the United Nations Zina Andrianarivelo-Razafy (he of the ten-syllable last name), former NFL running back Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala, and the majority of Ukraine's political leadership.

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