"They had a name jar and there were rules for those. They didn't want any names ending with a Y, because that was weak. And certainly no nicknames -- the name you got is the name you got."
-- Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman explaining her first name and those of her siblings, Teah and Neville, to classical music critic Joshua Kosman of the San Francisco Chronicle. She explains her unusual last name, and offers pronunication tips, on her web site.