I was at a party where I met a woman named Niamh. At first I didn’t know that’s how it was spelled. When I found out the spelling I thought it looked oddly familiar. Isn’t that a type of battery? Who the fuck is naming their kids after batteries? What’s next? Naming babies Li-ion or even Duracell?! -- Nicholas from Minneapolis, Minnesota
I believe what you’re referring to is a NiMH battery or a nickel-metal hydride battery. To be fair, it’s very close to Niamh, just missing one letter. Niamh is actually an Irish name which explains why it’s so odd looking. It is likely that whoever first wrote it was very drunk at the time, of course I’m joking. It means “bright” or “radiant” so it’s actually a very nice name if you ignore the comparisons to a laptop power source. Oddly enough, NiMH batteries are very explosive so they can prove to be rather bright and radiant in their own way. Funny how that works. Well thanks for the question!
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