A very interesting point arose during the Young Hunter post. The couple was considering the name Virgil, but didn’t know if its history outweighed tease potential and general public discomfort with the name.
Our reader Kristen astutely pointed out that names have the capability to steer us toward communities that may be accepting of our family’s values:
Maybe the name will lend itself to pushing you all toward the type of exceptional communities that would embrace a boy with a beautiful name like Virgil? I think names are kind of like tattoos in that way; they sort of force your hand a bit, but that isn’t always a bad thing.
My question for you to mull over this weekend, is, do you agree with this sentiment? Are names like tattoos, and is that a good or bad thing?
Can anyone share personal experience with this, either their own or that of their children?