My name is “Grunge,” I’ll be your waiter today …

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Times have changed. A trend has emerged that makes things a little more complicated than previously – I am referring, among other things to the names that people use. Generally people have named their children pretty much as they’ve seen fit – sometimes after family members, friends and even, dare I mention it, old flames.

But the way society has changed over the years seems to have made even this personal task of naming your child an “open debate” that could potentially cause problems previously never anticipated. 77-Year old Mrs Levy found herself “censored” by M & S the other day when she tried to buy an electronic birthday card for her friend from their website. This tech-savvy lady hadn’t thought that her friend’s name, Dick, was a ban-able offence. But in the interests of “avoiding the system being used to harass by containing profanity” they banned her.

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