Ask Dr. Notebook

Q: There's something about the name Spark Plug that deeply appeals to me. Is there anything wrong with choosing that for my firstborn?

A: If you live in Honduras, you better believe it, mister. A trend among Hondurans to name their children after car parts (e.g., Miracle Tire) has led to a proposed ban on "extravagant" names. If so violated, children would have the right to sue their parents for giving them "gross and insulting" names. But if you live anywhere besides Honduras, go right ahead.

Q: Few things interest me more than airline cuisine. Is there anywhere I can take...

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