Tuesday, February 22, 2005


It’s a stupid name, say experts

`The Beckhams’ decision to call their baby Cruz has been branded ‘stupid’ by language experts. Cruz, which means ‘cross’ in Spanish, is an old-fashioned girls’ Christian name, they say.

It is also is commonly used as a surname, la the actress Penelope. ‘They’ll have problems in Spain because it will be seen as a name for girls,’ said Lola Oria, a Spanish language tutor at Oxford University.

‘It’s a strange thing to do to a little boy.”

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