I’m afraid you’re finito, Benito!
From Italy comes news that a right-wing party is offering money to parents who name their babies after wartime fascist dictator Benito Mussolini or his wife Rachele, saying their names are under threat.
It’s time to save some of the others, too. These days, you hardly ever run into an Adolf or Attila or Vlad the Impaler. Would it kill some proud parents to raise a baby Pol Pot?
“Don’t you sass your Mama, Little Pontius!”
“Rasputin, honey, you EAT that baloney sandwich!”
“Ivan the Terrible, get that finger out of your nose this minute!”
Below: Fascists salute coffin of Romano Mussolini, last surviving child of dictator Benito Mussolini, during his 2006 funeral in Rome. REUTERS/ Darrin Zammit Lupi