Remember that Johnny Cash hit A Boy Named Sue about a guy who decided his father did him a favor by giving him a name that toughened him up for life?
What about naming your daughter Marijuana Pepsi?
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel columnist Jim Stingl offers the tale of a Beloit, Wis., girl whose mother saddled her with that eyebrow-raiser. First day of school was always a trauma when the attendance rolls were called.
So how did Marijuana turn out?
Here's Stingl's description:
This tall, striking, self-assured, motorcycle-riding woman is a schoolteacher with a master's degree in higher education administration. Soon, she'll start work on her doctorate. Read his column here to find out how one police officer reacted when he pulled her over for running a yellow light.
All of her achievement came despite that smoky, carbonated name. And partly because of it. No one named Marijuana Pepsi gets lost in the crowd.
"Everybody I meet says this: You're nothing like I thought you'd be," she (told Stingl).
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