Following JuliaM's post on names at Orphans of Liberty, here is a (genuine!) sign of the times.
A friend's brother - an inner-city clergyman - was recently approached by a young couple who wanted their daughter christened; to his relief, they wanted a relatively conventional name with a surprising suggestion of royalism.
Pleased at the thought of welcoming a new lamb to his flock, he set about writing down the child's details at the mother's dictation. She was, however, not satisfied:
"You've written it wrong; 's a K 'n then an 8, innit?".
Franceska Mann, R.I.P.
31 minutes ago