I came across this list by the Huffington Post about women's names that were ruined by music. Most of the list was ehh at best. I mean, I get it, "Eleanor Rigby," and, "Hey there, Delilah," have made it impossible for the Eleanor's and Delilah's of the world. But, how many Eleanor's and Delilah's do you actually know? Did you say none? You'd be correct. Those aren't exactly common names these days. Much like Jolene, Lola or Macarena (yes that song was named after a girl). However, maybe the reason you don't hear people with these names anymore is because of the songs. I'm not going to burn too many brain cells about that one.
I liked the Huffington Post list, but I think they missed a couple. Here are my top 5 rock songs that ruined women's names.
1) Megan - Smoking Popes - This is one of my favorite songs, but now every time I meet a Megan, I instantly start thinking of this song. Unfortunately it's a little obscure so few people have actually heard of it. That usually leads to an awkward moment or two.
2) Mandy - Barry Manilow - The classic name ruining song, even if it is about his dog (at least that's what they said in Can't Hardly Wait).
3) Susanne - Weezer - I don't think this was ever on a proper album, but it appeared on the soundtrack for the movie Mallrats. I've secretly always wanted to date a Susanne just so I can tell her, "You're all I ever wanted of a girl." That would make a lot more sense if you've heard the song.
4) Barbara Ann - The Beach Boys - My mom's name is Barbara so this one always made me laugh a little. To say she's not a fan of the tune is a very big understatement.
5) 867-5309/Jenny - Tommy Tutone - I know it isn't funny anymore but, whenever I meet a Jenny, I almost always say, "What's your number? Oh wait, it's 867-5309 right?" It makes me laugh, and that's all that matters.