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January 14, 2004

Names Vol. 1

There are some names that you just can't stick a child with these days. Names that seem destined to damn your child to a life of schoolyard torment.

Lester is pretty much out. The only one I knew in school was miserable.

Winnie rings in my ears like nails down a chalkboard.

I have known a Conan and an Elvis. Both were children in the same family. Frightening.

For the first few weeks I would periodically throw out names that our child had a 0.0000% chance of being named. This led to improbable combinations that sometimes got a laugh depending on the circumstances.

The most successful: Foghorn Leghorn. At least until we realized that if it were to ever have a brother or sister we might have to name the second child something like Chicken Hawk.

I have a name picked out be it boy or girl but as our friends the Ex-Neighbors say it all depends on what happens when you look at your child the first time. Hmmm.

Posted by Jim at January 14, 2004 10:51 PM


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