We have all seen the gleeful posts on Facebook of people posting bottles of Coke with their name pasted all over it. Coco-Cola has a promotion running encouraging people to share a Coke with your friends. The marketing guise of buying a Coke not to quench your thirst but rather as a unique gift that has a personalised name on it, is a creative idea. But what’s the deal with some of the names on these bottles.
Last night while shopping I saw a shelf stacked full of the following two names.
Either some marketing guy was smashed, perhaps on Cokes’ old recipes when typing the names, mistyping ‘Aarav’ instead of ‘Aaron’ (who knows what Fadi was meant to be) or Coke really needs to research what names are popular. BTW I hear Sasha is popular *nudge* (at least for dogs…)
A couple of weeks ago when I saw ‘Wen’ as one of the names, I had a theory that some Coke execs’ son got his name on one of the bottles. Now with these other wacked-out names floating around, I came to believe the execs must be playing around with a Sarah-Palin-name-generator.
The whole thing reminds me of the old Simpsons scene:
Bart: Cool! Personalized plates! Barcley, Barry, Barry, Bert, Bort…come on…Bort?
Kid: Mommy mommy! Buy me a license plate!
Mom: No! Come along Bort!
Guy: Are you talking to me?
Mom: No, my son’s name is also Bort.