"...why don't 95% of the people posting on this site just call their parents about THEIR names?"
@@@@ I meant to address that yesterday, but I was having too much fun. :) Yes, why DON'T they simply ask their parents, grandparents, sibling-spawn, whatever? Are they afraid to ask their parents? Is there no communication between the generations? Did the parents die, never leaving a clue as to why they named their child what they did? And the child, having shown absolutely NO interest in his/her heritage before, suddenly realizes that his/her only recourse now to finding out about his/her name is message board on the 'net?
Even more perplexing, are the mommies who post here saying: "I just named my baby Spinky-loo! Will somebody here please tell me what it means?" Why the heck didn't they make an effort to find out what it meant *before* naming the baby that? I mean, isn't their child's name important enough to know where it comes from and what it means *before* they pin it on the kid? Unless, of course, they dreamed the name up themselves. In which case they may as well be asking us: "I don't know WHAT the heck was going on in my head at the time -- will somebody here please tell me what I was thinking?"