I wonder if a society where people have all sorts of creative, non-traditional names would be one where there is no embarrassment about being known by a name that in another society might sound funny, silly or even shocking.
One of my earlier blog posts here was on the serious subject of funny names. It is a serious subject because a person's name often has a bearing on how they are perceived by others, at least within the societies in which I have lived.
One of the most read stories on the BBC's news website today may indicate that the subject of funny names is also a very popular one:
Playful Filipino names hard to get used to
I have noticed, too, that a Filipino person is not called Philippino person:
Wikipedia - Filipino People
Several of my earlier blog posts mention funny names in one way or another. Here are two you might find especially interesting:
Naming or shaming?
If you come across news items about cultural perceptions of names, please let me know about them. I may like to add them to my collection here.