What's a storm gotta do to make someone name their kid after it?
A lot more than Ike did, apparently.
"We did have several babies born over the weekend (I want to say about 6 or 7), but I don't believe any were given that name," Gale Smith, spokeswoman for the Methodist Hospital System, tells Hair Balls.
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We find this difficult to believe. Not only would your kid be named after a deadly storm, he'd also be named after a known wife-beater.
And -- apparently, sadly -- no one has yet named their new baby girl Ikette.
What is the world coming to these days?
-- Richard Connelly