One of the people in my training class is named after one of the Fonts.... O.o
Either I'm missing something or you really mean a typography font/type face?
Are they named Arial,Verdana, Colibri ? Times New Roman?
Bonus point if they are named Akzidenz-Grotesk, or one of those Something STD (who are a type of font licensing thingy or something like that, not a disease riddled font, but I always found the name funny).
The first. Yeah... only it is spelled with an extra E. Aerial. And there's a girl named Iquayla (lovely name, in my opinion) spelled Ikequayla or something of the sort. the Ke is silent, I guess.
Did she say that she was named after Arial? Isn't aerial a word with at least one meaning people might use for a (bit strange) name? Though maybe not antenna.
We have name days here, a remnant of Catholic saint calendars even though Finland has been protestant since 16th century. You can use names that aren't in the calendar but it's a fun thing and people used to celebrate name days more than birthdays. My mother always sends me a small gift and a card, otherwise I don't usually do anything. New names are added every five years if necessary, I think that there have to be 500 people with that name as the first name for them to consider it. They just announced the new name days and though there aren't any really strange names (I was surprised that there were some foreign names, like Noel, Robin, Isabella and Melissa) one interesting is Taika which means magic or a magic spell.
The new names, in case someone is interested in the sort of names that have been trendy here (on top of all the older poplar names), are: Aava, Annu, Enna, Iisa, Isabella, Isla, Janni, Juuli, Kiira, Melissa, Mimosa, Mirella, Nanna, Nadja, Nita, Pipsa, Saaga, Sarita, Seela, Stella, Taika, Vanessa for girls and Eemi, Hugo, Jooa, Joose, Kasper, Kimi, Luka, Milo, Nooa, Noel, Okko, Paulus, Peetu, Robin, Sasu, Sisu, Tiitus for boys. Double vowels are popular