I just learned that you can hire an expert to help you name your baby: The Science Behind Being a Baby Namer
No, this doesn't rise to the level of many of the topics I cover here, but I do think it's a sign of the deteriorating times. Are we that detached from our own children and how we see them that we need outsiders to come up with the trendiest name for them? (and the pros say it IS trendy we're looking for, not unique) Do people who have the talent and creativity to compile all that data and discern trends really have nothing more beneficial to do with their time? Is this really the kind of thing we, as a society, want to put a monetary value on?
Yes, it's a trivial complaint...but the trivial adds up. Anyone remember Brave New World?