traitor. And an ignorant one, at that, for urging his parents to stick him with that name at birth.
To press farther into the darkness of name games, let's consider, say, George Walker Bush, the current vanishing incumbent. Walker, for heaven's sake? I don't blame you if you don't know where I'm going with a simple, non-threatening Anglo-Saxon name like Walker. But in this case, I am recalling Gen. Edwin Walker. OK, it's no longer a household word. But wasn't he the much-publicized segregationist who fiercely resisted President Eisenhower's orders to desegregate the schools in Little Rock, a racist John Bircher who later resigned from the army after he was accused of trying to indoctrinate his troops with Birch propaganda? Oh, you mean that Edwin Walker! But why bring that up when it never came up during Dubya's two presidential campaigns? Makes no sense. To which I add: You are right. It makes no sense, but it does make my point.
I won't even go into my late mother's middle name: Sarah! It might not be easy these days, but RIP, Mom. Alas, RIP.