just blows my socks off! Amanda
is pretty production-line stuff, but Katisha! Not only does it sound like a sneeze, it's the name of the contralto in The Mikado - typical G & S older woman, fierce and furious, desperate to marry the hero but ends up with a totally wimpish person she will dominate for ever through a wonderful turn of the plot. Oh well, the same opera contains a (soprano, natch) heroine called Yum-Yum, so it could have been worse... but I'll be whistling happily all day, so I do thank you!
In fact, your list was really interesting. Not much birth-noticing happens where I live now - maybe one or two a day in the biggest daily paper, and they tend to be Jewish parents with systems of their own - also heavy US influence, actually, with the occasional Dorit or Ilan
. Just one of the things South Africans mostly don't do.