No Nutella for this ISIS

Nutella rejects personalised jar for five-year-old girl named Isis

Illawarra mother Heather Taylor is becoming accustomed to the odd looks, gasps and uncomfortable silences that accompany the mention of her daughter’s name. Now she has suffered perhaps the ultimate indignity – being denied a personalised jar of Nutella.

h/t TB

  • Hard Little Machine

    Allahu Akbark!

  • Millie_Woods

    Ms Taylor, 43, named her five-year-old daughter after the Egyptian goddess Isis, revered as a matriarch and friend of the disadvantaged. Her son Odhinn, 8, was named after a god in Nordic mythology.’

    She’ll name her next kid O’Henry because its mother is a nutbar.

    • canminuteman

      She’s not very good at spelling either.

      • Steven Thompson

        In Old Norse (from which we get the names generally used for the pagan Germanic gods), the second letter of “Odin” is actually an “eth,” not a “d.” That letter is generally pronounced the same way as the “th” in English “the.” In order to distinguish it from the sound of “th” as pronounced in English “thorn” (which was represented by another letter, actually called “thorn”), “eth” is sometimes transcribed in modern English as “dh” rather than “th.” And yes, the Old Norse often spelled Odin’s name with two “n”s.

        “Isis,” on the other hand, is the name used by Latin-speaking worshipers of the goddess, so while it’s not the same as the Egyptian name it’s arguably authentic as is.

  • canminuteman

    Giving your children stupid names can have consequences.

    • Steven Thompson

      But the problem here isn’t that the name is stupid, but that it’s notorious, for reasons that were not reasonably predictable five years ago. Think of all the poor little girls named “Monica” born at the start of the 1990s.