Nice Essay On Being Named After A Celebrity

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/21/a-star-is-born/?ref=opinion

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By PJ
September 17, 2013 10:56 PM

I thought it was interested that the author spent more time thinking about the celebrity that he was named after than his mother did. I think that can often be the case with celebrity namesakes, that is sometimes the child is named to honor the person but sometimes, as Laura has pointed out, the celebrity is simple the vehicle for the name.