Sunday, March 4, 2012

Name Game

I can't decide on a name for my kid. We are having a girl in April and she doesn't have a name. I'm not worried though, because I don't decide until I actually know it is a child and not some space monster. Until then, I'll just have to veto all the bad names. My wife believes that this is heresy and that a name must be chosen to ensure our unborn child's ultimate success in this world. I don't really see the problem. We've still got time.

How do you name someone? I just don't like deciding things that are permanent. It's like getting a tattoo or LASIK or something. You could mess it up and that kid has to live with the name forever. A tattoo I can hide, but calling your kid some yuppie name is unacceptable. Do I live with weird name guilt because I've been harassed my whole life because I share the same name as a former frontiersman who died in the Alamo? I don't know. It's a strange situation.

I just don't want to be the guy with weird named kids. That's all.

4 comments:

Garit D Heaton said...

HERE HERE! or something.

Anyway yes.. please dont be that guy with weird named kids. (everyone in utah seems to be compelled to name their kids weird freaking names.. hate it.)

Robyn said...

We have the same problem going on, but I am the one vetoing all the names. I just think of all the worst people with the names he is coming up with. I kind of wish kids just came with a name tag...it would be helpful. So for now Baby Crockett can hang out with Baby Gillespie :)

Natalie Kay said...

"Do I live with weird name guilt because I've been harassed my whole life because I share the same name as a former frontiersman who died in the Alamo?"

Hahahahaha!!! Sorry, dear! Let's make sure we never do that to our children!! ;)

Daniel T said...

To which former frontiersman do you refer? I know of no such connection.