I’ve mentioned this before but I’m sort of proud of it. Proud because an off the cuff remark went viral and scandalised absolutely everyone who knows me. Absolutely everyone.
My obnoxiously religious sister named all her children after what she considered admirable Christian figures. So for no particular reason I told a couple of people that she’d decided to name her nearly-born son Herod.
Everyone – and I mean everyone – believed me.
Everyone – and I mean everyone – told everyone else.
I still laugh out loud about how this worked itself out. Everyone I knew was convinced that the kid’s name was Herod.