Cute Kids On The Subway This Morning
You guys have me listening to kids' names.
This morning on the B train, NYC, a big group of kids from a summer camp in deep Brooklyn--probably Borough Park, from the address on thier Camp t-shirts-- got on. They were probably 6 years old, and looked to be mostly Hispanic, Asian, and South Asian.
They were super, super cute--yelling in delight and surprise when the train went above ground and over the Manhattan bridge.
Because they were so adorable, I found their names delightful even though they are so very, very on-trend. It's nice to remind oneself that trendy names can be perfectly cute, and can really suit a kid who's the right age for them.
I noted (from counsellors yelling at them to hold on, shush, etc.--so clearly I'm guessing at the spelling):
Jordan (not sure if girl or boy, just heard it yelled)
Juliena (Like the name Julie plus 'na'. Kinda like Juliana, but not).
I found the traditional names Richard, Miguel, and Amir particularly endearing in the context.
Thu, 07/19/2012 - 2:18pm