There are names that rank high as the most popular. Every year, thousands of babies are born with names as frequent as María, Alejandro, Jorge or Elena. The statistics give us these and other common names as the most chosen by parents when registering their children in the Civil Registry.
However, in recent years, a new trend has been detected. Many parents look for different names, more original or not as common as Paula, José or Marta.
Some parents get carried away by fashions, and they name their children after the children of their famous idols. So much so, that there are already several babies with the name of Milan, son of Shakira and Piqué. They have also increased in these years, the number of girls who bear the name of Leonor, as the daughter of the Princes of Spain.
This fashion of naming famous people, led a father from Chone, Ecuador, to name his son, who was born in the middle of World War II, the name of one of the greatest genociders in history: Adolfo Hitler Flores de Valgas Alava.
This respectable judge today is not the only one who bears such a terrible name. In El Salvador, we have found Adolfo Hitler Reyes, 23 years old. In 2009, they even removed custody of parents from New Jersey, the United States, for having named their three children Adolf Hitler Campbell, JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell.
Returning to the town of Chone, in the province of Manabí, in Ecuador, we find some of the rarest names in the world. Its inhabitants are bearers of names like Unidad Nacional Centeno, Burger King Herrera, Alí Babá Cárdenas, Vick Vaporup Gíler, Conflicto Internacional Loor, Cien Pies Pinares or Puro Aguardiente Zambrano.
The inhabitants of this town, imbued with a strange sense of humor, tend to put their children, names of car brands, medicines, companies, perfumes or foods. They even resort to the classics to inscribe their babies with names like Plato, Trajan or Homer. Originality, certainly, they are not lacking.
They are not the only ones, some parents, driven by moments of mental derangement or simple ignorance, put their children, today adults more respectable than their names: Disney Landia Rodríguez, Email Suarez, Rocky Rambo Mamani, Rolling Hendrix Méndez, Batman Bin Suparman. They look like inventions, but they are real names of people who published their identity cards to verify the fact.
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