But even casting the bizarre nature of the name aside, it's particularly interesting to find out exactly how Palin's daughter came to be named Bristol.
In an issue of Esquire magazine that hits newsstands Feb. 16, Palin says that when she was in high school, she wanted to be a sportscaster and was disappointed to learn where ESPN was located.
The Alaska governor says Connecticut was too far away. So instead, she says, she named her daughter Bristol.
Well, if that's not an
interesting combination of things (Palin! ESPN!), I don't know what is. I'm sure there are a slew of jokes available here about being able to see Bristol from Alaska or Russia or something.
Additionally, there are ample jokes about different cities that could have been worse for ESPN's location: Horneytown Palin -- I actually live two blocks from there ... not a road sign to be seen, sadly, because they've all been stolen -- Poopoo Palin, and the list goes on.
But the most important lesson to learn here is probably this: Parents, do not name your children after large corporate behemoths. Or the towns they're based in. It's just kind of tacky. Sorry, Bristol.