From the NYTimes
Among other things this column and the appended comments raise the issue of the wisdom of letting toddlers name their new siblings. For the record I don't know why the columnist is so bent out of shape about naming a Jewish girl Mary. As the comments note and as I know from my own experience, there were many Jewish girls named Mary in my parents' and grandparents' generation. It is unusual, perhaps vanishingly so, for current Jewish infants to be named Mary, but I think that is in large part due to the fact that Mary has fallen out of fashion, period.
Sun, 09/15/2013 - 4:31pm