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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Baby Names


This post is for my good friend Derk the Jerk over at Man-Eating Cheeseburger, who is trying to think of names for his and his wife's upcoming addition to their family. As much as I enjoy this list of possible baby names, I must say that I disagree with the author of this insightful chart on one particular point. I think that "Streaky" is an awesome name! (That's Supergirl's cat, you know.) Via Rachelle of Living Between Wednesdays.

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At Wed Nov 25, 05:29:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At Wed Nov 25, 06:01:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

Ha! Don't forget Lucius, Honorius, Maximus and of course - Zaius!

At Wed Nov 25, 06:15:00 AM, Blogger zencomix said...

Here's a good list of names!

At Wed Nov 25, 07:01:00 AM, Blogger DerkTheJerk said...

Its an excellent list Dr. Zaius, unfortunately we already chose a name, her name is going to be Nathaniel WorlfStriker.

At Wed Nov 25, 09:09:00 AM, Blogger sunshine said...

I'm wondering what the hell is wrong with Laura for a name??
I really want someone named after me.

(love the list!)


At Thu Nov 26, 08:33:00 AM, Blogger Seeing Eye Chick said...

We toyed around with the name Nolan. Since we are a brainiac family, we figured when he grew up and got his PhD in --whatever--that we could call him, "Dr No."


Seriously we thought it was cute. My biggest hobby during the naming period was saying no. No to anything that sounded like a stripper name, or that rhymed with any word that represented a sex act, excrement, genitals, or any other act or thing that lacked dignity. Having the sense of humor of a 13 yr old boy, allows me the unique ability to see these things very quickly and clearly.

And of course there are these sorts of stories:

"The more unpopular or uncommon the name, the greater the chance the lad will end up in jail, said David E. Kalist and Daniel Y. Lee of Shippensburg University.
"Regardless of race, juveniles with unpopular names are more likely to engage in criminal activity," the study said."

I suspect the criminality is due to the kid getting the crap beat out of them for being named something, that rhymes with a sex act, excrement, or some other ignoble act or object--ala Boy Named Sue type situation.

For example: I mean if your last name really is jerk, might I suggest you avoid the name Richard and it's nickname Dick--undoubtedly the kid will be called Dick Jerk in School.

Good Luck Derk.


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