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#4073: Funny Names in Haiti : A comment on Ajax


Dear Emmanuelle, if a thirty or fewer years old man from the masses and born 
from illiterate or nearly illiterate parents in Haiti, and is named Ajax, he 
most likely got his name right off the blue box. Nothing wrong with that. A 
name is nothing but an identifying label, but let's not fool ourself into 
believing that some illiterate parent in Haiti would go look into Greek 
Mythology for a newborn's name. Even though it might still be possible 
considering that sometimes some lettered member of the family gets to be the 
godparent (god father most likely) and with that get the privilege of naming 
the child, rules of probability tip the balance the other way.
Math Jerome.