A generation of Brodys, Skylers and er...Nescobar-A-Lop-Lops

Surely, holding a door open for a member of either sex is just good manners?

LESLEY KEATING: Would you dare hold a door open for a woman?

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Breaking Bad, Homeland and Game of Thrones have all inspired British mums and dads to name their newborns after characters from the hit US TV shows.

According to a survey of the most popular baby names of 2013, there has been a 70 per cent increase in Skyler, drug dealer Walt-
er White’s wife in Breaking Bad.

There has also been a 40 per cent rise in Brody, Homeland’s renegade soldier, and 
a 183 per cent increase in Arya, Game of Thrones’ tomboy.

But, if we’re going to do this sort of thing, how about using some of the more unusual names from US TV shows?

Here’s a couple I think we ought to be naming our kids after:

Chandler Bing from Friends – okay, that was his first name and surname, but it’ll do for two Christian names

How about Nescobar-A-Lop-Lop. He’s a character from the US sitcom My Name Is Earl.

And the best one, Bob Loblaw, from Arrested Development. Just say it quickly over and over for the best effect.

Still, you should be careful about naming kids 
after characters from US 
TV shows – if you don’t believe me, ask my cousin Skeletor!

As someone who makes a living from his voice, I found out something very interesting about men’s voices the other day.

Apparently, they gradually start getting lower in pitch from the age of 30.

And this begs one important question. Just how old must Barry White have been when he died?

My estimate is about 620.

I heard a great new alternative name for the passport photo the other day.

The ‘Serious Selfie’ because you’re not allowed to smile. Come on bureaucrats, let’s rename it now!

Finally, may I wish you a happy 2014 and hope it brings you everything you want!

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