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On Naming Children

There's a family in my church whose last name is Haase, pronounced "hauz" or sometimes "hauss" -- that's a long a as in father, not ow as in German Haus. They just named their son Haegen (rhymes with Jason). It has a great meaning (which I forget at present), but seriously: do you think there is even a chance that his friends and/or enemies growing up won't call him "Häagen Dazs"?

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