There comes a time in most people's life where they must think, "What should I name my children?" and this question is hard to answer (Beth, Charlie, Spunky?). Well I do not have a solution, but I have a great idea... Have his name spelt something like "Josh," but be pronounced something like "Gary."
Imagine your child in a classroom. Attendance is being taken.
"Josh," says the teacher, "Is Josh here? Josh?"
"Actually it is pronounced Gary," says Josh.
Yes it's true, middle schoolers are cruel, and he might be picked on, but once he gets to high school and college, he will be the most popular kid in school. Every time someone reads his name or tries to write it down: instant ice-breaker.
"Ah you must be Josh"
"Actually it's pronounced Gary"
"Wow that's so cool. We should go out some time."
He will nail his job interview:
"Ah so your name is Josh?"
"Actually it's Gary"
"Really it says Josh here."
"Yeah it's some stupid thing my parents found on some blog. It's pronounced Gary."
"Wow that's interesting...You're hired."
And he can get those people at the DMV back:
"Yes sir, what's your name?"
"Sorry we have no Gary here."
"I know how it's spelt it's not here."
"You don't understand, it's spelt-"
"I understand, there is no Gary here."
"It's spelt J-O-S-H can I please speak to you're supervisor?"
"Ah here is Josh. Normally, you'd have to go to 8 other lines, but due to the miscommunication, I'll take care of it for you."
In conclusion, Best. Child. Name. Idea. Ever.
-The Anon Blogger
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