Ten years ago today, a little name showed up on the scene and changed everything we thought we knew about naming babies. That name was Koppter. With it’s mechanical purity and frenetic pacing, Koppter caught the attention of not just name connoisseurs, but the entire world. Its spare beauty spawned a wave of imitations and homages which eventually came to be known as the Misappropriationist Movement. And while most Misappropriationist names were quick to go the way of the Dodo, Koppter remains a consistent presence in the namescape even today, maintaining notable popularity in several countries, including the United States and Russia.
“Koppter, just because it’s your birthday doesn’t mean you have the right to boss the other children around.”