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April 03, 2006

An Eternity of Melchizedek?

In the latest Wu-Tang Clan news, Jackie Harvey Lloyd Grove notes:

Wu-Tang Clan founder Robert Diggs aka RZA (pronounced "rizza") just settled his sticky divorce from his wife of nearly six years, Eboni Mills. Court papers filed in New Jersey indicate that within months of his July 2000 marriage to Mills with whom he has four children two different women had his kids out of wedlock.

Raindia Diggs was born March 27, 2000, and Pranda Diggs was born Aug. 1, 2000...

I'm not one of those people - usually but not always conservatives - who rip on the sometimes-fanciful names that people - actors and entertainers as well as, stereotypically, some afro-American parents - give their kids. You wanna have some fun with your kids' names? As long as you live in a community that will, for the next 60-100 years, be very forgiving and understanding of your flight of fancy, go ahead and name your child "Scout" or "Apple" or...
...and the children of RZA and Mills have equally interesting names: Shaquasia, Melchizedek, Understanding and Eternity Diggs. Attorneys for both parties declined to comment...
...presumably as re the divorce, but with names like that perhaps the toddlers have already retained counsel.

As should Grove himself:

...but I wish everybody involved understanding for eternity.
That's gonna cost you.

Posted by Mitch at April 3, 2006 08:12 AM | TrackBack
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I caught some sports show on Friday night. I was at a bar, so I couldn't hear the TV, but the name of one of the athletes they were interviewing was named D'Brickashaw Ferguson.

http://virginiasports.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/ferguson_dbrickashaw00.html

D'Brickashaw?

D'Brickashaw?!

Posted by: Ryan at April 3, 2006 11:23 AM

I was getting gas at a station on Lowry Ave a couple years ago (when such an activity was slightly less life-threatening). The calendar hanging by the register had been provided by one of the local churches. Birthdays, anniversaries and such of the congregation were highlighted.

I was there on a big day - the birthday of twins.

"Silky" and "Smooth".

I am not making this up.

Posted by: mike at April 3, 2006 12:10 PM

One of my favorites is pronounced Femahlay. Spelled Female. I'm pretty sure it was a girl.

Posted by: Kermit at April 3, 2006 12:23 PM

Mike, don't scoff. Bet they're heiresses to some huge bikini wax empire.

Bet the son is named Rip.

Posted by: angryclown at April 3, 2006 12:46 PM

At 6'5", 289 I am not making fun of D'Brickashaw's name! I'll stick with Mr. Ferguson.
Best 2 sports names ever:
Baskerville Holmes, basketball, Memphis State (now simply Memphis)
God Shamgod, Providence College

Posted by: chriss at April 3, 2006 02:57 PM

Good Lord, I just Googled to learn about Baskerville Holmes.
http://espn.go.com/gen/s/2001/0604/1209374.html
Terrible.

Posted by: chriss at April 3, 2006 03:00 PM

I have a friend who has a sister that is a pediatric nurse in Alabama. She was on duty one day when a young gave birth to a little girl. Lori asked what she was going to name her.

The girl hadn't decided but she saw something on the admittance forms that sounded pretty to her. The name was (this is the phonetic spelling of the name she gave) Pa-ja-may

Lori asked to see the form and the girl showed her the section that listed the items supplied to the girl. One of the items was a pair of pajamas.

A couple of years ago, the company my wife and I run recorded about 90,000 names of people living in the US for several University systems around the country.

One of the names was (again phonetic spelling) Lammon-Jaelo. The actual spelling was Lemon Jello.

Posted by: Doug at April 3, 2006 07:39 PM

Yo Mitch,

Check out something stranger than Diggs' kids name than those dates of birth: Raindia born on 3/27/2000 and Pranda less than five months later!

Posted by: Nor'easter at April 3, 2006 07:51 PM

"Check out something stranger than Diggs' kids name than those dates of birth: Raindia born on 3/27/2000 and Pranda less than five months later!"

The answer lies here:

"Court papers filed in New Jersey indicate that within months of his July 2000 marriage to Mills with whom he has four children two different women had his kids out of wedlock."

He got married and then knocked up two OTHER women within a few months, in addition to having 4 kids with his wife.

Posted by: Bill C at April 4, 2006 09:40 AM

When the best HS basketball player in Minnesota is a farm boy named Isaiah Dahlman, we have to acknowledge that the days of David Bob and John are gone

Posted by: billhedrick at April 4, 2006 11:00 AM
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