A paucity of names

I went to school in Manchester with a Randal McRandall; I used to work at the Communication Workers Union with a Donald McDonald; the consumer body Postwatch, where I now work part-time, used to be headed by Gregor McGregor; and today I attended a media training session at Postwatch led by a consultant called Nel McNelil
Some parents are just so unoriginal when it comes to naming their child. Others are strangely inventive. I’ve written an essay on naming practices around the world which you can read here. You might be surprised on how varied these practices are around the globe.