It seems the most popular name for girls nowadays is ‘Bella’ (in Sinhala it would be: බෙල්ලා). This is, of course, inspired by Twilight. But why would anyone want to do that to a child, let alone their own kid? OK. So you are an uber fan of the pathetic excuse for series called Twilight, but really? Your own child?
Let’s see what (Isa)bella from Twilight has to offer. She is weak. She is clumsy. She cannot make proper decisions. She shakes like a leaf all the time (what’s with that? It looks like she constantly has a bad case of pneumonia or something). She goes chasing after a 107 old vampire that’s actually not even a real vampire at that – a ‘vegetarian’ vampire (Oh, Dracula must be so proud!). She doesn’t listen to her dad and gets the family into trouble. She’s mentally unstable (and personally I think a bit retarded). She easily becomes suicidal. She claims to be so in love with Edward but goes to hang out with Jacob whenever Edward isn’t around (promiscuous much?). And to top it all off she doesn’t have a friggin clue about anything that goes on around her. I could go on, but you get the picture.
Are these the qualities you would want in your daughter? So, to repeat my question why would you name your kid ‘Bella’??
On the flip side the most popular boys name is Jacob – which is cool. He’s young and very very very good looking. He’s a real werewolf (unlike a certain pansy vampire). He gets used by a girl – but let’s face it – all guys get used by a girl sometime or other anyway, right? So I guess that’s perfectly fine. 🙂