The name was a success for Elton John – in more ways than one, and his story is part of music lore.
Thanks to Lindsey for suggesting Levon as our Baby Name of the Day.
There’s something bleak about Levon’s lyrics:
“He was born a pauper to a pawn on a Christmas day … When the New York Times said God is dead”
“And Jesus, he wants to go to Venus, Leaving Levon far behind … While Levon, Levon slowly dies”
Though the song also tells us that “he shall be a good man,” so maybe it isn’t a total downer.
How could it be?