Thursday, July 28, 2011
Why having a common name can be a very good thing
Casey Anthony’s lawyers may already be laying a false trail with Casey Anthony look-alikes, but there is another possibility due to her name. Both “Casey” and “Anthony” are fairly common names and via the internet you can find both men and women named Casey Anthony. So what does that mean?
Imagine what would happen if her attorney Jose Baez arranged for three of those with the same name to buy last-minute airline tickets on the same day. One to Toronto, another to London, and a third to Rio de Janeiro. The moment the names showed up on the airlines’ databases, pandemonium would break loose. Perhaps even more so if all three bought tickets to Puerto Vallarta (from various cities) and then flew there! If Casey Anthony were named something like “Sarika Yamuna,” the above would not work.
Common names are always best. In Casey Anthony’s case, she is forced to hide even though she is a free person according to the law. Might this not happened to anyone?
Think about that when you apply for a legal name change, or when you name your next son or daughter.