Nicknaming a kid an animal name is a bad idea–Bull, Tiger, Jackass–whatever. Continuing to use the name as an adult, even worse. (Adults named Bambi, take note.) I decree that everyone, especially the media, should refer to He Who Is Referred To By His Ridiculous Nickname Too Damned Often from now on as Eldrick, and only Eldrick. Perhaps his mother already does. Eldrick doesn’t evoke power or sex appeal or intimidation.  Eldrick is just a guy with a dorky name (but then again–so is you know who).  A guy I’m tired of hearing about.

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