another few comments on _tPotD_

Mon Mar 17 06:56:24 PST 2003

On Sun, 2003-03-16 at 22:53, Philip Hart wrote:
> On Sun, 16 Mar 2003, David Silberstein wrote:

> > >Bottom of page 392 - "Zerika the Fourth".  Maybe we knew her title
> > >already, but I was surprised.  It takes some chutzpah to name one's
> > >child after the cofounder of the empire...
> > >
> > ...
> > Many Hispanic Christians are named "Jesus", but I suppose that's the
> > example that you were thinking of - most non-Hispanic christians would
> > consider naming a child "Jesus" to be arrogant, or so I assume from
> > the dearth of occurences of that name among non-Hispanics.  But
> > neglecting that one, consider the commoness of "Peter", "Paul",
> > "Mary", "Joseph", etc.
> Wasn't thinking this at all - I'm a knee-jerk atheist for one thing,
> and multicultural for an American for another.  I was more thinking
> that we haven't heard about Kieron XI, and that Phoenix emporers have
> had a bad track record...

I think I have a simple answer why we don't see a Kieron XI.  Do you
really think someone would want to be called, or want their kid to be
called Kieron XI e'Kieron.  Every descendant of Kieron honors him by
making his name part of theirs, therefore there is no need to honor him
by making their actual name be his.  And I think if someone outside of
the e'Kieron line tried to take the name it would be just asking for a