In my country (this intro makes me sound like I’m from a very faraway land, e.g. the capital of Kazakhstan), there are many roads wide and narrow, smooth and rocky, straight and windy. Nonetheless, they all share one thing in common – long and impossible to remember road names. Check out Kenny’s blurb on it! Needless to say, I’ve since stopped sending snail-mail back. I don’t want to be the first person to suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome writing overly long postal addresses. 😀
Singapore is such a great country. For a name that is ranked #923 in the US in 2004 – Irving is waaaaaaay behind Gabriel (#32) and just two notches above Stone (#925) – it’s quite amazing to find a road named after me in good ol Singapore! Ok, delusions of grandeur aside, it is more of a possibility that the road could’ve existed before I was born, and by conjecture imply that I was named after a road. Oh well…
Irving Road along Playfair Road somewhere in the remote area of Upper Payar Lebar.
Other interesting observations from the survey with regards to male names:
- Biblical names are hot! See the names in the Top 10.
- Jesus is the #70 popular name. It’ll be so cool if there were someone named Jesus in church. Oh wait, there is (INK narrowly avoiding being struck by lightning).
- Noe (#437) seems to be the byproduct of an SMS generation. “Do u noe my name?” “Noe?” “Yes, noe.” “Dunnoe.”
- Milo (#770) is the name of a popular drink and one of my cats. Apparently, it is neither of these in the US.
- Cash (#793) – Parents must be hoping to stike it rich here. Almost as funny as my buddy Toto’s name.
- I wonder if Junior (#649) and Baby (#870) will ever “outgrow” their names.
On a seperate note, Ashley is the #8 most popular female name!