France, meet Canada

I met a woman from France yesterday. Her name was… France.

I’ve met people named France before, but they were all Québécoises — with maybe the odd Belgian in there somewhere. I can understand when members of the French diaspora use the name "France," for reasons of nostalgia or perhaps envy — but for a native? It just seems odd.

To protest, I suggested to Martine that we have a baby and name it "Canada Quebec Pagé-Hawco."

Oddly, she didn’t like the idea.

6 thoughts on “France, meet Canada

  1. I think I can beat this (apart from knowing someone from France called Francois, which is a pretty lame example, and someone from Georgia (USSR) called Giorgio): “Randy Grandy from Grand Bank”… real person, always introduced himself exactly as above…

  2. I like Harry’s idea, so far as names go. But I’ll back Martine up on this one.

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