Friday, February 29, 2008

Announcement

My wife and I are having a baby. The due date is September 25th.

Naturally, we're I'm thinking about naming the child after a famous blog or blogger.
What should we name the child?
Methoblog
Instapundit
Ace of Spades
Connexions

Of course, there's always the option of "Hyzenthlay".

28 comments:

Vicki said...

No suggestion on names from me, but I wanted to offer you my heartfelt congratulations!

(No zombie names, please!)

Mark Winter said...

John,

Congratulations! Your child's due date is only one day away from our firstborn's!

Being the leporid lover that you are, how about naming the kid "Thumper," "Bugs" or "Peter Cottontail?"

Will said...

Congratulations, John! That's fantastic.

And I will give Richard Hall the nod with my vote for connexions!

DogBlogger said...

Hyzenthlay might work...

I have a cousin who was named Benjamin after Peter Rabbit's cousin. (It was his big brother's idea.)

Oh! and congratulations!

Brett said...

Way to go! Since you are the one that got me addicted to Nick Seafort, what about Nick, Hybernia, or Vax?

Marie N. said...

Congratulations!

jimmorrow said...

Gandalf! Name him Gandalf! Even if its a girl! Name her Gandalf!

Congrats! You won't sleep much. :)

DannyG said...

Congratulations!

gavin richardson said...

AWESOME!! I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU TWO!

(the use of capital letters in no way reflects me yelling at you, i am just that stoked)

&:~D

Anonymous said...

Ivan Walters says:
Congratulations! If it's a boy, I suggest Benjamin over Peter. Peter was the naughty, misbehaving one who talked Benjamin into wrong behavior.

TN Rambler said...

Congratulations.

David said...

all the best to you! Congratulations

The Ironic Catholic said...

Yea! Congratulations!!!

I vote for The Ironic Methodist.

Elizabeth said...

Wow - congrats!! Connexions all the way. (Or, of course, Beth.)

doodlebugmom said...

Congratulations!

The best baby naming advice came from my grandmother when I was expecting my first. She said, "once you choose a name, go to the back door, yell it as loud as you can for an hour...still like it? Get used to it. You will spend the next several years hollering out the back door!"

John Wilks said...

Congrats! That's great news!

Richard Hall said...

Hey - great news, John. Congratulations!

Of course, I'd be honoured should you decide to call your child 'connexions', but I'd advise you against it. First because my legal team aren't happy at the possibility that it might, at some point in the future, give rise to a transatlantic law suit over ownership of the name. Second, (and more important) because it would give the poor mite some explaining to do in the school yard.

But neither reason was sufficient to prevent me voting for the proper option. :o)

klaxophone said...

That's great! Best wishes.

Paul Martin said...

Great news John. Congratulations and I hope your child brings you as much joy as ours have brought us.

Feel free to name the little one after me! Otherwise "Connexions" has a rather nice ring to it - and Richard Hall has offered me a fat cheque if you name him/her Connexions ........ And it will make you methodism's Number 1 nerd - beating even mr Warnock!

~c. said...

Octomuse

jockeystreet said...

Awesome. Congratulations. It's pretty much the best thing ever.

Wabi-Sabi said...

Congratulations!

Personally, I think Wabi Sabi, works for a boy or a girl. :-)

the reverend mommy said...

Congratulations.

I've been thinking about it.

How about Suzanna or Samuel?

We almost named kid number one "Bullrun Gardenia" and kid number two "Temperance Ossumus" -- but resisted the temptation.

Or Spock. Yeah! Spock. Especially if pointed ears are involved.

Tom Jackson said...

How about Snorri Sturluson Hyzenthlay? You'd get Nor^H^H^HIcelandic epic poetry and bunnies all in one name.

Michael said...

How about "Harry Potty"??

Best wishes and blessings to you both!

rev-ed said...

Congrats! Perhaps instead of a name, you should just label the child with a gentle reminder for you and the entire world: "I'm not a rabbit."

neatorama said...

Hey, congratulations, John!

greg hazelrig said...

I know I'm a few days late in getting around to checking your blog. But Congrats dude. I'm very happy for you and pray God's blessings...especially for your wife over the next few months.

I kinda like "Bubba" for a boy, "Bubbette" for a girl.