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Sabrosa / September 24, 2006 11:11 PM

My first daughter's name is going to be Anita Guadalupe. I love the name Summer too. And Gavin is awesome for a boy!

anon / September 24, 2006 11:23 PM


-Chaerephon (Shay, for short)

Andrew / September 24, 2006 11:25 PM

Jin Ju for a girl, Mercer for a boy.

And if we have kids, they will have the last name "Huffencooper," which is a melding of our last names; they'll be the only ones in the world.

Veronica / September 25, 2006 8:19 AM

Leticia for a girl, because that's what my mother would have named me if my father had let her (it's her sister's name and he didn't want any repeats). Dorian or Julian for a boy just because I like them.

Of course, this doesn't mean my list of reasons not to have kids is any shorter...

Tyler / September 25, 2006 8:28 AM

My last name is Coates, so I've always liked the names "Tweed" for a boy and "Winter" for a girl.

mary / September 25, 2006 8:33 AM

for a girl - elliot (call her ellie) or tegan

for a boy - parker or lewis

GW / September 25, 2006 8:35 AM


Amy / September 25, 2006 9:01 AM

Claudia and James

wackpuma / September 25, 2006 9:07 AM


Naomi / September 25, 2006 9:08 AM

I'm naming my little guy Ethan, it means strong...

s / September 25, 2006 9:15 AM


shechemist / September 25, 2006 9:15 AM

Our first is Dora Ann, which is a derivation of my Mom's name, Dorothy Ann.

If the next is a girl she will be Ruth Ellen. If a boy: Thomas Nelson.

n / September 25, 2006 9:20 AM


Anakin Skywalker / September 25, 2006 9:32 AM

Luke and Leia of course.

kate / September 25, 2006 9:33 AM

Banjo & Mandolin.

Perhaps Lap Steel if I get knocked up again.

holden / September 25, 2006 9:38 AM

Boy -

Girl -

amyc / September 25, 2006 10:05 AM

Supermodel for a boy, Quarterback for a girl.

daruma / September 25, 2006 10:09 AM


geekgrrl / September 25, 2006 10:17 AM

i can't speak for myself, but my sister is naming her first ten kids Majbo, gender be damned.

i'm not so much interested in what people would name their kids as the why. why Aoife? why Tegan? why Chaerephon?

Emerson Dameron / September 25, 2006 10:18 AM

I don't want kids. I prefer cats, as they'll never complain about their names or write books about what an asshole I am. But if I did want kids, I'd give them unusual first names and common middle names, so they could decide which one they preferred.

VinceJose / September 25, 2006 10:18 AM

Boy: Antonino (Nino) after my pop. There's a long line of alternating Vinces and Ninos in my family.

Girl: Maybe Lalia, a diminutive of my Ma's name.

But really Johnny Kick-Ass could work for either.

mary / September 25, 2006 10:25 AM

geekgrrl - why those names? i just think that elliot and tegan are beautiful names, whereas parker and lewis were inspired by my childhood favorite show "parker lewis cant lose". i suppose that elliot and tegan are also a little inspired by elliott smith and tegan and sara.

Joshua / September 25, 2006 10:26 AM

i like Moxie for a girl as i hope it will remind her she's got the spunk and confidence to do and be whatever her little heart desires.

i like July for a boy as it's the one summer month that school days will never touch; it makes me think of fun, easy living.

eep / September 25, 2006 10:28 AM

For a boy, Daniel, after Danny Elfman. Yes, really.

For a girl, either Veronica or Josephine. Veronica because it's the family name that never was used, and Josephine after my favorite uncle.

Carrie / September 25, 2006 10:34 AM

Greta, Stella, Elle, Helena and Madallyn for girls

Grant, Quinn, Nolan and Dante for boys

However, I don't think I want kiddies, so instead I go on name rampages to anyone who is pregnant. They can expect several emails from me with name suggestions.

annie / September 25, 2006 10:35 AM

I like Charlie for a boy and Lucy for a girl, but I fear that along with my beagle, I will look like a big Peanuts fan, which I'm really not. I also like Agnes or Sophie for a girl.

sten / September 25, 2006 10:48 AM

Pacman, or Ms. Pacman

amyc / September 25, 2006 10:50 AM

Eep, you have an Uncle Josephine? I had an Aunt Henry. I named my dog after her.

sky / September 25, 2006 10:52 AM

Adele mom's and grandma's middle names.

For a boy? I'm not sure...I like Leland.

mistersir / September 25, 2006 10:56 AM

Girl: Xie

Boy: Yaphet

apd / September 25, 2006 11:06 AM

For a girl, Greer, because Greer Garson was my grandmother's favorite actress. My grandma's name was Marcella and I'd like to use that, but my older, already-childbearing cousins have already used that name repeatedly for their children and I want to be a little unique. I also like the name Carly in honor of my mom, who used to sing a lot of Carly Simon songs to me when I was little.

For a boy, Caleb. I just really like that. I also like the name Brody. Just because.

jen / September 25, 2006 11:18 AM

wow... you people really think about having kids, don't you?

i don't have names planned out, really.
all i know is that if i ever have a girl, her middle name will be eva, after my great-grandmother.

and a boy's first name would probably be alan, after a boy whom i fell out of touch with and will always wonder what he is doing.

clearly, this is all subject to change after consultation with the baby daddy and in the event of actually being pregnant, etc.

Mikey / September 25, 2006 11:23 AM

The three names for girls I like that sound ok with my last name:

1) Hermione

2) Blossom

3) Molly

Mikey / September 25, 2006 11:27 AM

Oh yeah, and...

4) Autumn

Ann van Moxie / September 25, 2006 11:30 AM

Since we've been sterilized, it's not an issue, but we have family names picked out should a child fall into our laps unexpectedly. For a girl, Lysje Marie (pronounced Lie-sha), because it was the name my husband's grandmother came over from Holland with. At Ellis Island, they changed it to Elizabeth, and everyone called her Liz. We took her surname, so it makes sense to take the first. And Marie is the middle name for all the women on my mother's side, including me. I'm not even particularly fond of it, but I can't imagine any other middle name.

For a boy, it would be Conrad, another family name on my husband's side. I would probably prefer Martin or Theodor or Sven (family name on my side).

The brother in law has taken it up, though, and named his first kid after grandfathers (Lawrence Conrad), and expect to take Lysje if they have a girl kid.

I just use my naming inspiration for cats: Simone de Beauvoir, Hunter S. Thompson, Henry (because it's a good cat name).

kate / September 25, 2006 11:30 AM

What? No one's suggested Fuck Trophy yet?!

Benjamin / September 25, 2006 11:58 AM

I'm naming all my kids George Foreman.

"George one! Getting daddy another beer!"

waleeta / September 25, 2006 12:02 PM

I'm not telling. :-P

Max / September 25, 2006 12:19 PM

Boy: Alexander
Girl: Vivian

My son Alex will beat the living shit out of boys like Webster, Mercer, Regan, and Parker - because the soft, goofy names you've chosen for these kids will produce (more) soft, goofy men.

Your Mom / September 25, 2006 12:20 PM

My child will be named Your Mom

missmolly / September 25, 2006 12:31 PM

stuart ransom miller, he'd be a serial lady killer!!

(extra points if anyone can tell me what song that's from!!)

annie / September 25, 2006 12:44 PM

Old 97's

Pilot / September 25, 2006 12:47 PM

I'll always remember how my childhood pal Nicole would daydream about how she was going to name her first daughter Mezzanine.

... Still waiting for that baby announcement.

nocomment / September 25, 2006 12:55 PM

Baby Name No-Nos:

No rhyming with middle or last names, full names or nicknames. i.e. Alice Palace, or Dave Grave

No full names that are really nicknames (this ensures that your child will inevitably be called by the full name no matter how many times they or you insist against it). i.e. Dave, Kim, Pam, Nate, Becky, etc etc.

Non-traditional or super- trendy spellings of traditional or non-trendy names (even if these are present in most baby name books, they are still not ok to assign to a poor, defenseless child; you should especially feel ashamed if doing this to the spelling of a nickname) . i.e. Nataly, Nathali, Moneeke (eek!), Kym, Becki, Becci

Alliteration and Consonance are great and can flow nicely, if they aren't just simply ridiculous . i.e. Bailey Baker - ok, Thomas Thomas or John Johnson - not ok.

Ethnic-y or uncommon first names with common or essentially non-ethnic last names. i.e. Anastasia Smith or Jose Jones

Sorry if these apply to anyone. Blame those who named you.

Thumper / September 25, 2006 12:56 PM

Girl: Zoe or Emily

Boy: I've always loved James, but I like the idea of mixing it up a little and naming my kid Jamis or Jameson.

ergo / September 25, 2006 1:03 PM

As I am currently knocked up, this topic is of great interest. We cannot come up with a suitable or agreeable male person name. I thought this naming thing would be the easy part but, for reals, it is very hard.

Maureen / September 25, 2006 1:09 PM

I agree with the above points, except for:

Ethnic-y or uncommon first names with common or essentially non-ethnic last names. i.e. Anastasia Smith or Jose Jones

What, you'd prefer to give your kid the name Jane Smith and make her un-Googleable? "Anastasia Smith" is distinctive without being outré.

Speedy / September 25, 2006 1:24 PM

I find myself smitten by the name 'Barack' lately.

nocomment / September 25, 2006 1:40 PM

I would maybe grant Anastasia, as that was almost my own first name, (and would have sounded horrible with my plain last name; but yes, it would have made me somewhat more distinctive.)

But Jose Jones? Come on!

I like Barak, too. But not Barak Thompson. Something like Barak Obama sounds real nice, though...

Loadzone / September 25, 2006 1:49 PM

My dad's name (Romeo) rhymes with my last name and it's still catchy. Dare I curse my future possible son with the same name?

My brothers are reproducing and taking all the good names in our family. I'll have hold off on guessing a name, but I wouldn't rule out naming my son Tornado.

CC / September 25, 2006 1:50 PM

boy: Ethan, Penuel, Peniel, or Jachin (all Biblical)

girl: Nannerl (after Mozart's sister), Inez (after a really cute half Dutch, half Korean two year old I knew)

When I was younger, I really thought Cleopatra was the most elegant name. Cleo for short. This was before I knew about the movie, Cleopatra Jones.

JSmith / September 25, 2006 1:50 PM

As someone with an extremely common-sounding name (it might as well be Jane Doe) I agree with Maureen. Please, if you have a common last name, give your kid a unique first name.

Andrew / September 25, 2006 1:52 PM

"Jose Jones / told me alone / his sto-o-o-ry>"

nocomment / September 25, 2006 1:56 PM

Romeo is a great name - I love the use of literary characters for names. I was thinking Aragorn might not be too bad, bestowed upon the right baby. That's actually cool that the last last rhymes with Romeo! That would be good, say, if you had your own business. I'm just not sure you would want your name to be "catchy" - I guess it might really work for some people.

mary / September 25, 2006 1:59 PM

max - ever hear "a boy named sue"?

nuff said!

missmolly / September 25, 2006 2:06 PM

annie rules!!

Spook / September 25, 2006 2:09 PM

Mr. Marcellus

Strawberry / September 25, 2006 2:09 PM

I'm calling you out, nocomment...after all those rules, which names are you actually thinking of using??

Mine, girl: Nikita, Vera, Margot, or Claire. Boy: Lian, Aldo, Vaughn, Jonas, Loudon, Baxter, Elias. How come boys' names are easier to come up with than girls!?

Michelle / September 25, 2006 2:32 PM

sabrina; margot or nina

i don't really know about boy names, none really jump out at me. But i do like the name Nathan.

Brian / September 25, 2006 2:47 PM

The whole point is moot for me since I won't be having children, but...

girls: Paulina, Melvina, and Cornelia Aldine.

boys: Clark, Rockwell, Karlov, and Wolcott Winchester.

Yeah. I know. But c'mon, the street names are great inspiration. And it's not like I'm naming anyone Damen North or Fullerton Parkway.

Noah / September 25, 2006 2:52 PM

Boy: Grover, Max, Skippy, Otis.

Girl: Kate, Miami

Spook / September 25, 2006 2:59 PM


s / September 25, 2006 3:09 PM

if my last name were jones, it would be crackity. all the way. and thank you andrew, for getting that song stuck in my head.

for a boy: jake. or johnny.

a girl: molly, or emma, or max. and i always thought "yersinia" would make a great name. but i'd never do it in case she became an epidemiologist and found out what it meant.

Blagg the Axman / September 25, 2006 3:13 PM

Due to my rootless and strife-filled subsistence, family life has largely eluded my grasp—never mind the fact that my one true love, the warrior-woman Arriana, was taken from me in battle against the dread legions of Kayne. Were I to survive into old age, which appears less likely with every fresh chink in my breastplate, I confess that it is difficult for me to imagine an Axman with a toddling whelp upon his knee.

That said, I have always found “Maelstrom Pridehammer” to be a noble name for a son, or a daughter.

awhellno / September 25, 2006 4:05 PM

Parents get ready for some brutal fights in about 12 years if you name your kids some of these above suggestions. I BEG YOU DO NOT NAME YOUR SON Romeo Chromeo or whatever that rhyming last name is that you mention, and Winter and/or Tweede Coates is almost grounds for social services to step in. Do you really want your child's name to not only be a joke, but a bad one at that? And speaking of names that sound like bad jokes... Huffencooper? Just name your child Pufflelump while you are at it. Pufflelump Huffencooper. Cooper's great. Huffen is alright. Together? Nuh uh.

On the other hand, as street names go Damen or Fullerton are certainly not the worst of the bunch. I wouldn't name my kid that but they really do sound like reasonable names.

I like Sophia, Astrid, Maria, Margot, Lindsay for a girl. William (Will), Joshua, Mark for a boy.

Marilyn / September 25, 2006 4:16 PM

My cats have been named Tiger, Nellie, and Doris.

My fish have been named Jack (sits in the corner of the tank), Ken (he's a clown loach, so my tip of the hat to director Ken Loach), Waldo (as in Where's...? He's hard to see), and the Stooges (there are three of them). I like all these names.

paula / September 25, 2006 4:40 PM

boy: jasper, ladd, jackson, charlie, pavel, patrick, phillip, frederick

girl: justine, margot, jeanette

but i know i'd just call them monkey and rabbit regardless.

Noah, what about Jane?

Maureencd / September 25, 2006 5:08 PM

Girl: Elsa Violet or Louisa Marigold (I like flowers)

Boy: Theodore, Bruno or Joe

I disagree with people who tell you not to give your kid a weird name because "he might get teased." I've got news for you people -- your kid's going to get teased anyway. My brother's name is Adelbert and I remember one time when he was six and a big kid followed him off the school bus. He kept saying "Addlebert, Addlebert" in a really mean voice until Del turned around and kicked him the crotch.

fluffy / September 25, 2006 5:21 PM

boy- senor whiskers malone

girl- mr peanut

really, for a boy it would be maximillian (we'd call him max) and for a girl it would be emma or maria victoria (we'd call her slut)

s / September 25, 2006 5:40 PM


Brandy / September 25, 2006 5:43 PM

Reason #561 That It's Good That I'm Not Having Children:
I'd want to name my son Art so I could say that I gave birth to Art.

I am Brandy and my younger sister is Burgundy.

Why no, I don't have a sister named Tequila, or a brother named Jack Daniels...

My sis and I wear both of our names well and appreciate having distinctive names. The biggest lesson has been to not go for the obvious joke, b/c we've gotten the above one a bajillion times already.

Marc / September 25, 2006 6:57 PM

Auden. He's being born in less than a month.

"We must love one another or die."

(or - "We must love one another and die." depending on who you ask...)

jonk / September 25, 2006 7:04 PM

I know, I know, it's not a child, it's a choice, but my two abortions were named Jesus and Hitler.

Spook / September 25, 2006 7:13 PM

Jonk, Cheers!
Heaven forbid, taking a pass on populating "our" already over populated world. Of course I'm assuming that no one is talking about adoption here.

jared / September 25, 2006 7:20 PM

Regarding the "ethnic"names not being suitable in combination with common (So Anglo names aren't "ethnic"?) last names, does this mean that someone with the surname, say, Naruhito shouldn't be named "John"? Or what if someone of Polish descent marries someone of English decent? Jacek Carter isn't appropriate, even though it honors both ancestries?

Anyway, I say that the cutting edge parents are getting in on pharma names.

I think Levitra Cymbalta Anderson has a certain ring to it...Or perhaps Kariva Lunesta Brown?

ang / September 25, 2006 7:28 PM

One thing that I would also recommend for any soon-to-be parents: Try to get something that other people will not mispronounce constantly. Like, try to shout names at each other in a bar and see if you can understand them. This will save your child many moments of frustration wtih substitute teachers, graduation ceremonies, in bars, and having your boss's wife call you by the wrong name for months, and never having the right moment to correct her.
Just a thought.

mew / September 25, 2006 8:41 PM

for a girl: Jackie, Madeline, Olivia, Elizabeth, Jaime

for a boy: Christian, Jack, Jamie, Peter

p / September 25, 2006 9:04 PM

For the love of mike there are some AWFUL fucking names listed above. This is motherfucking Chicago people- not a commune. And the concept of sissy-name is not dead. Ask george carlin he's got a good perspective on this issue. Try on a Jack or Joe or Tom or Rich or Romeo. Or Miles. Or Juan or Brendan or Theo or Leo. Girl names enjoy more freedom with me- however i think shorter, somewhat old-timeyer names like molly, anna, etc. are cool. And "ethic" names sound particularly good with last names like smith or jones and exist, in part, to contrast them. Also- if you have no more connection to your irish heritage than green beer or whatever- keep your tool hands off names like liam and the like. also kicking people in the balls is for girls. And (this will draw mucho ire) but cats are the f'ing worst. Vile little meowing, sneaky, snakey bastards. The only thing worse than a dude named tyler is a dude named tyler who loves cats. And spook's last comment smacks of hinting he has knowledge of aliens inhabiting the planet. Tha's all.

anon / September 25, 2006 9:12 PM

p, are these "ethic" names you speak of only given to the fair and noble babies? Sorry, had to do it.
Another topic would be, what if we were allowed to choose our own names once we reached a certain age? That would be fun.

anon / September 25, 2006 9:14 PM

p, are these "ethic" names you speak of only given to the fair and noble babies? Sorry, had to do it.
Another topic would be, what if we were allowed to choose our own names once we reached a certain age? That would be fun.

kate / September 25, 2006 9:17 PM

Picabo Street did it.

Her name is peek-a-boo.

Best idea ever. If that's how it worked, I would probably be named Apple Juice Patterson.

Hel / September 25, 2006 9:21 PM

Pilot, I had friend who also wanted to name her future daughter Mezzanine one day. Maybe it was the same person or there might be a couple girls named Mezzanine running around one day.

I like
Laura Elisabeth- family names and also names of two close friends.

for a boy... hmm. Ari, perhaps. (Its cute and I like the tenenbaums)

I tend to find it a little strange when all siblings' names start with the same letter, but its sort of common , but I think it makes things confusing.

Emily / September 25, 2006 9:44 PM

If I have two boys they'll be Cotton and Increase.

mike-ts / September 25, 2006 9:50 PM

I'd try naming a boy Billy Bad-ass, just to see if I could get away with putting that on the birth certificate. Or Richard Cranium.

Serriously, remember that whatever dumbbell name you want to use, save it for your cat. All cats have three names (the one you use is just one), and yours has the least impact for shame.

And your cat isn't going to have to put it on the top of his/her job resume, passport, enlistment papers, arrest record, college application, etc.

Thousands of people go by nicknames, and have standard names for serious purposes. I've known Bos, Bubbas, Chuck-os, Fuzzies, Juniors, a Winky, a Weemer, and a Zez. But out in the world, especially in their professions, they've got their serious names.

p / September 25, 2006 10:08 PM

thank you anon- i def. meant to say "ethnic". or perhaps "epic". both would've worked. or maybe "epicly ethnic" i.e. really greek-greeks. that shizz gets REAL ethnicky. Souflaki Jones in the building!!!!!!!

robin.. / September 25, 2006 10:38 PM

You all simply must visit Baby's Named a Bad, Bad Thing to have your baby-naming asses handed to you.

I'm dedicated to non-breeding. I'm naming my next cats Orson and Marlon and then I'm going to get them really, really fat.

christian / September 25, 2006 10:43 PM

No plans on having children, but if I did I would call them a collaborative sculpture.

Names for a female collaborative sculpture: Nikita, Petra-Marita or Suzanne Erica.

Names for a male collaborative sculpture: Gustav Josef, Wolfgang, or HANS X-1857.

All names subject to approval by my collaborator.

Andrew / September 25, 2006 11:40 PM

awhellno: You're apparently not aware of my last name.

It's really fun reading the answers from people who are clearly joking, but it's hilarious reading the outraged responses from people who can't spot a joke.

Spook / September 26, 2006 12:06 AM

Man, some of yall beating up on "ethnic names" like Bill Cosby at aNACCP dinner!
Why don't yall go pick on some white trash names like Dakota, Daisy, Luke, Sallie May, Montana, Cletus, Britney, Billy-Rae, and Otis, Johnny, etc.
Shucks and speaking of Aliens, how bout Voltare, Kilvar, Solex, or are those ethnic names too? hummmm

Spook / September 26, 2006 12:22 AM


I hope my misspelling/typo of the NAACP is not misconstrued as me implying that the organization is no longer relative in the ongoing “struggle”, as their actions, or lack there of, speak for themselves. And what about Chinese names like Mo?

C-Note / September 26, 2006 8:23 AM

anon: just wanted to point out that at a certain age, you are allowed to choose your own name. The age is 18 - all you have to do is change it on your voter registration card, then deal with the rest of the bureaucratic B.S. Maybe if everybody else was doing it, you'd do it?

Marilyn / September 26, 2006 8:37 AM

Beware the too-common name. My husband had to take a new name when he discovered that every man in his circle of friends and coworkers (including him) was named Dave.

paul / September 26, 2006 8:54 AM

I'd try to get a corporation to sponsor my child, and give them naming rights. Nike, Monsanto, Kraft, for boys, Altria, Alegra, Claritin for girls.

Those names are actually excellent if you think about them without knowing the companies or products.

s / September 26, 2006 9:16 AM


eep / September 26, 2006 9:23 AM

amyc, whooops. I meant that my uncle is named Joe, so Josephine would be used to honor him (as he doesn't have any kids of his own). But family gatherings would probably be much more interesting if I did have an Uncle Josephine!

Speedy / September 26, 2006 9:40 AM

Brian - Paulina and Malvina are good.

I also like Lunt.

Bill / September 26, 2006 10:06 AM

speedy: heh.

for a boy: Optimus Fantastic

for a girl: Nuclea Explosia

no, but, seriously, for either gender: Blackjack

Avril2080 / September 26, 2006 10:30 AM

If hell freezes over and I have children I'd consider:

Boys: Jenison Michael, August or Austin
Girls: Alisa (pronounced "ah-lisa"), Sherri or Christiane

mike / September 26, 2006 10:34 AM

My friend Mary has two brothers: Peter and Paul.

I've known male and female Shannons and Michelles. Those are out.

mike / September 26, 2006 10:42 AM

I have a last name far worse than "Huffencooper." It's 13 letters long and also 4 syllables, contains the word "gross" and ends sounding very similar to the last name of the famous popcorn guy (first name Orville).

Kids stopped making fun of it in 8th or 9th grade. Even when they did, their hearts weren't really in it. They knew the jokes were tired. I survived just fine.

lcp / September 26, 2006 12:09 PM

if we get past 2012 and i have kids...

my girl will be: Harmony
my mother's name is Melody and i think Harmony would be a good tribute. music is also an important part of my life and hopefully hers.
other girls: Julietta, Violet

my boy will be: August
my favorite month and i just like the way, as a name, it already has personality and character to it.
other boys: Alexander, Samuel. Classic names i just love!

Kelly / September 26, 2006 12:38 PM

My SIL has a son named Eisenhower, so my husband wants to name a boy Adlai.

I'm kinda getting used to it.

For a girl, I like Clara, Adeline, Imogen, and Dorothea. Old-fashioned, a little off-beat. My favorite name is Tallulah, but my husband gets all scrunchy-faced when I mention it, so I guess that one is out.

matty / September 26, 2006 2:54 PM

god help your children. most of these are plain embarassing.

Beyejo Bagdasarian FTW

matty / September 26, 2006 3:08 PM

I also like esoteric biblical names like beezlebub or balthazar.

felix / September 26, 2006 3:11 PM

Spermshot Bullseye, since most of these reflect the personalities of the parents anyhow.

fluffy / September 26, 2006 3:21 PM

boy- Star Jones

girl- Richard Simmons

madachode / September 26, 2006 3:40 PM

stupidity shouldn't breed anyway

Meg / September 26, 2006 3:40 PM

Sylvia (first) Ann (middle) for a girl, for my great-grandparents Sylvio and Ann on my mother's mother's side.

Merritt for a boy, for my great-grandpa Merritt on my father's father's side.

And, my kids are having my last name.

This is all assuming I get complete naming control over any future children I have. Which is totally realistic, right?

Dan / September 26, 2006 3:41 PM

Ethan- boy

Mira- Girl

Vulture Breath / September 26, 2006 4:29 PM

Vagina Candy

Patrick Fitzgerald

Spook / September 26, 2006 4:48 PM

How much more of this?

Greg / September 26, 2006 5:47 PM

I'm not having kids. But I have names all picked out for your kids; just you wait...

Brandy / September 28, 2006 8:47 AM

mike-ts, you reminded me that my sis's friend had a great policy. When she hated a name her husband wanted for a future child, she'd name the dog it instead. Then it was off the table. Very smart.

Love these insane names. I named my sock monkey Stripus McGreenley so no poor sap has to live with it.

Flaxxon / September 30, 2006 10:24 PM

I alwas wanted to have 3 boys and name then in this order
1st Cain
2nd Able
3rd Jesus

The Idea would be that Cain and Able would fight and Jesus would be the moderator.

On the subject of odd names Come on people don't make you'r kids life any harder then it is already.

Heather / October 16, 2006 4:20 PM

For those of you who are worried about naming your kids names that they will be teased about in school. I say, Name them what you want. It doens't matter what you name a child in today's world, if someone in school wants to make fun of it they will find a way. As for me the one on the way will either be Garrett Dean, or Carley JoAnne. After my father or mother. Give them a name that means something to you or your family, who cares what anyone else thinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

aa / October 17, 2006 2:31 PM

My husband just cringes at some of the names today. I have enjoyed some of your humor above- wish I'd been able to suggest some of these ideas to my very traditional mate. We went traditional and matching for ours- Jacqueline June and Jonathan James. Both middle names were selected to honor a family member.

I do actually know someone who has named their children Syriana and Maverick. ]

Why... oh why...

I always wanted two dogs- so I could name them Maverick and Goose.

gambit / November 5, 2006 12:23 PM

Boy or Girl:

Optimus Prime

Allyson / December 10, 2006 1:53 PM

I have always liked the name Owen for a boy.

But I also like James and Thomas too.

For a girl it would be Lillan (we would call her Lily), after my grandmother, or Ruby.

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