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What's in a Name?

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What's in a Name?

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Whimsical parents can doom their children to ridicule on the playground and a lifetime of questions. Guests and listeners with unusual names talk about what it's like to shoulder the burden of a moniker that makes everybody giggle, groan, or laugh out loud.

Strawberry Saroyan, author, Girl Walks into a Bar; frequent contributor to the New York Times and New York Magazine

Gayman Wong, Capital & Finance, Division of Budgets, Caltrans