Wednesday, September 03, 2008

The name game

People have been asking us if we've started to think about names yet and the answer is sort of. I feel like it's early to think about names, especially since we don't know if it's a boy or a girl. Also, I tend toward the school of thought that it's better to wait until you've met the baby to bestow a name. When I adopted Scully almost 10 years ago, I had a long list of flowery names that I'd always wanted to give a cat and once I got her home I realized very quickly that none of them were going to get the job done. For those of you who have met Scully, you will probably agree that she is definitely not a Delilah or a Guinevere. Her ladylike moments are few and far between to say the least. So I was glad to get a sense of her personality before putting a name to paper.

What I DO know, however, are the names we will not be giving this kid. For example, Track. Also, Trig. Who names their child after an abbreviation for a form of mathematics??? Seriously. Other names that will not be in the pot: Strom, Tip, Dick, Jeb, Stone, Norm, Rip, Dweezil, Brick, and Cornholio.

I have thought about Seamus Finnigan, because my mother loves the Irish so very much. But right now we're going with Hans Omar Obadiah Steveholt! Simon Le Bon as a placeholder. We hope he/she will be friends with the future T'Bucky D'Brickashaw down in DC.


mighty shifty said...

I read that track was named because he was born in 'the track & field' season. WTF. She should have named the kid baseball.

Megan said...

Oh, I am so glad you worked STEVE HOLT! into the mix.

Little T'Bucky D'B is totally psyched for his/her name, I know it. (What, you thought we'd change it if it's a girl? FFF.)

In all seriousness, I fixate on a new name every few days and test it out in my head. Right now it's Antonia.

claire said...

OMG I have been out of the loop of blog checking for a bit and I just saw...and even though I am insanely late, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you. You guys deserve all the happiness in the world.

Best from TX, Claire (lawyergirl)

Mr. Toast said...

I thought "Willow" was a great name for a kid, and frankly, you should seriously consider naming your child Meegosh, Sorsha, Mims, Ranon, Elora, or Madmartigan.

Congrats, BTW (also from TX).

Blighsky said...

Why exactly was Cornholio thrown out?