Okay, I need to be careful here, because some people who read my blog may admire or even do what I'm about to complain against.
I have a problem with people making up "creative" names or spellings of traditional names for their children. This seems to be a growing trend, with a sizable minority of new children being subjected to this, perhaps even a majority in some Mormon suburbs. I know that certain blacks have long done this, but I don't know if the newer trend is just a white Utah/Idaho Mormon thing or bigger.
My wife is bugged by these names too and seems to get a kick out of how much they bug me. She recently collected me the following REAL names off a photo site for new Utah babies:
I HATE THIS! There's something so illiterate and hillbilly-ish about it, to me. There, I said it. Sorry if I offended you, but if you are considering doing this to your kids, please reconsider. Think of all the future problems with spelling and pronunciation, let alone people questioning your taste. I am hoping that President Hinckley will speak out against this practice during the next general conference--surely it's as pernicious as pornography.