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A handful of Americans reportedly named their children "Cheese" this year. Among the 500,000 new parents surveyed by BabyCenter.com, nine of them claimed that they christened a "Cheese" in 2013. That's a 450% increase over last year, notes Daily Intelligencer's Dan Amira. "Cheese" is bullish, it seems, despite some people thinking it's a little outré.
But, head over to BabyCenter and plug in any word that enters your mind — "Thunder," "Critter," "Phone" — and you'll realize that America is a diverse country full of interesting people, with interesting ideas about what constitutes a good name. Maybe they are good names. Hell, just because this writer's name, with its Biblical roots, has been passed around for thousands of years doesn't mean that it's special.