There’s a running joke on the baby naming message boards that girls named Chastity grow up to be strippers and porn stars. While there’s no census data to back up that claim, we did find Chastity Lotta, a popular Rochester, N.Y., stripper whose pole name is ‘Felony.’ By 2011, Chastity had racked up so many DWIs and traffic violations, that when she was pulled over while drunkenly speeding in a rental car, without a license and with an open container, she was hit with a felony charge of DWI. When asked if she had anything to say prior to a court appearance, Chastity told a local news outlet, “I’m not going to do any tricks, go away.” She eventually pleaded guilty.
Naming a child a word that’s supposed to dictate their personality or behavior is fine in theory, but rarely works. Take Lovely Merus for instance. When Lovely’s mother named her, she probably didn’t expect that one day, her daughter would be charged with aggravated battery on a pregnant victim. There’s also Peace Imhansiemhoneni and Gentleman Clark, both charged with battery.
Meet Hope Bye. From the moment she was born, every document, roster and eventually, arrest report, listed her as “Bye, Hope.” That has to take a toll after a while. So when Hope Bye found herself being charged with battery on a person 65 or older, it’s not hard to imagine that the circumstances surrounding her alleged crime involved a fair dose of hopelessness.
We don’t know Fancy Brown personally, but from the looks of her 14+ mugshots, she hasn’t had the fanciest of lives. Maybe, like in the Bobbie Gentry song she’s probably named after, Fancy set out in her one nice dress to find a better life in the big city. Somewhere in Central Florida, Fancy took a wrong turn. Starting at 19, Fancy, now 35, has been arrested on charges including drug possession, theft, battery and fraud.
There’s a whole slew of Clevers who’ve done some stupid things, and people named Baby being charged as adults. So while a descriptive name won’t cause a person to commit bad acts, it definitely won’t prevent them either.