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It is time for us to play "NAME THAT KID!"(32 posts)

It is time for us to play "NAME THAT KID!"MB1
Feb 6, 2002 12:46 PM
Lets see, Spinchick and Mrs. Dog (I sure hope he doesn't call her that ;-))are expecting....

Dog is working to convince the Mrs on "Celeste" a nice bike related name but I am sure the brilliant minds here can improve on that.

Spinchick already has the L'il Biker now she is going to have another girl. How about "Voodo Rama Chick" ?

Should we judge and score the entries?
Oh boy...this could be interesting ;-).Spinchick
Feb 6, 2002 1:11 PM
I actually really LIKE Celeste - the name and the color. I doubt hubby will go for it though.
Get with it! That is what tears are for!MB1
Feb 6, 2002 1:15 PM
Besides it isn't all that good a name for a boy. I'm thinking "Fivoate" for Dogs son.
Hey I gotta save those tears for emergencies.Spinchick
Feb 6, 2002 1:19 PM
Like when it's time to buy a new bike! I'm thinking August would be a good time.
AHA the tap does exist!IAM
Feb 6, 2002 1:39 PM
I, like all men have known probably since puberty that women have an internal tap that is used at their discretion to get what they want, but this is the first time that I have ever heard a woman admit it.

Thank You for your honesty Spinchick.
DOH! I admit nothing.Spinchick
Feb 6, 2002 1:48 PM
Honestly, that game wouldn't work on my husband. He'd see right through it and deny me my new bike. There are other means at my disposal though. How's that for honesty?
Now that's honestyIAM
Feb 6, 2002 1:58 PM
Not to get too personal but you must be quite good at whatever those other means are, new bikes can be quite expensive.
If I had a girl...mr_spin
Feb 6, 2002 1:47 PM
I've always loved the names Cynthia and Cheryl. They just sound pretty to me. In fact, it might be impossible to be ugly with one of those names!

I have a good friend named Alyssa, which is a cool name. If I ever have three girls, they'll probably be named Cynthia, Cheryl, and Alyssa. (My wife can name all the rest!)

I like formal names, too. I'd never call my kid Cindy if her name were Cynthia. Kathleen is not Kathy, Katharine is neither Kate nor Katie nor Kathy, Margaret is not Margie, Dorothy is not Dorie, Samantha is not Sam. You get the picture.

I have no favorite guy names. All I can say is pick something normal that won't get him beat up. Joe, John, Bob, etc. Don't formalize a nickname like Buddy, Skip, etc. Choose Edward over Edwin, Edgar, and Edmund. And finally, Skeeter is not a real name.
Caitlin (or Kaitlyn) & Natalie-my two favorite girl names (nm)Allen az
Feb 6, 2002 1:57 PM
Strongly advise against any kind of Kaitlin!!cory
Feb 6, 2002 2:32 PM
My wife and I named our daughter Kaitlin 16 years ago because we thought it was unusual but not weird. By first grade, 17 of 70 girls (just about 25 percent) in her small school were Catelyn, Kaitlynne or some variation. She's a sophomore in high school now, and her soccer team consists of Katie A., Katie O., The Other Katie O., Katie F., Caitie L., Kate S., Katy something-I-forget and Kat, who was also a Katie until she got sick of it.
Hardly anybody's using Bronwyn these days, though.
Whoa, thats a lot! I only know one "Kaitlin". oh well, lol (nm)Allen az
Feb 6, 2002 5:25 PM
You too?McAndrus
Feb 7, 2002 5:17 AM
My Caitlin is 18. The wife and I were debating names when we saw a Paul Newman movie with a minor character named Caitlin. I had never, ever heard the name before. Not once.

We loved it so we used it. And just like you we found that by the time she was in school there were little Caitlins and Kaitlins and Caitlyns running around all over the place.

How does this happen?

P.S. I won't mention my other girls name. So far it's held up as nice but unique. I wouldn't want to jinx that.
Feb 6, 2002 3:16 PM
Spinchick can have Celeste, as we are having a boy.

I want Thor, but my wife is vetoing that one. She likes Luke.

Thor was the Viking god of war and thunder. I'm Norwegian, so it sort of fits. Maybe too unusual. Who'd mess with Thor, though?

Yeah, kids would never pick on a kid named Thor. . .js5280
Feb 6, 2002 3:35 PM
How long since you've hung out w/ kids there Doug? Should we sign your son up for a full-time, live-in therapist now? ;-)

Actually a friend of mine was tempted by Sabre and his wife bought into it for a while. However, they ultimately decided on Dane which I think is a cool name too. My favorite for a boy is Gavin and for a girl, Mitra (pronounced Me-tra). I dated a Mitra and thought it was a really cool and unique name. However, is it permissable to name a child after a previous girlfriend?

Luke's cool and perhaps the circa-2027 TdF heir apparent might also be named Luke. . .
it's the teachers I'm worried aboutDog
Feb 6, 2002 3:50 PM
I worry that teachers would automatically lable him trouble. I'm pretty certain it isn't happening, anyway.

I didn't want to be a copycat, but my wife liked the name not even remembering that a certain bike guy named hiw son that. There will likely be lot of Luke's entering school in the next 5 years, riding their bikes there, of course.

Feb 6, 2002 4:08 PM
it is not permissable to name a child after a previous girlfriend. I really like the name Shannon but hubby vetoed that one because of an ex.
So would adult entertainers also be out of the question then?js5280
Feb 6, 2002 4:53 PM
I really like the names Tori and Halley too.
Feb 7, 2002 5:33 AM
Tori is the name of one of hubby's ex's too. And I'm pretty sure she WAS an adult entertainer. Not that he'd ever admit it (at least to me).
Feb 6, 2002 4:34 PM
Try the German version, which is Torsten.

I know a Torsten, who came here from Germany. I don't know if he got messed with as a child, but today he is more well-armed than some small police departments!
Nothing wrong with Lukemickey-mac
Feb 6, 2002 10:51 PM
That's our boy's name. Although my wife doesn't know it, he was named after Newman's character in Cool Hand Luke. Yeah, I know his real name was Lucas. However, my wife wouldn't go with Lucas. I was really pulling for the name because of Lucas "Luke" Jackson and Lucas McCain, the Rifleman. BTW, my wife met a Thor in Iowa on the RAGBRAI in '96. I'd bet dollars to doughnuts yours would be the only Thor in Fresno.
Just don't name him what my brother is naming his son...PaulCL
Feb 7, 2002 6:06 AM
..Miles Xavier Poor kid. He's gonna get the crap kicked out of him daily. My brother isn't a big guy (5'7" 145lbs) and his wife is small so the boy is bound to be short too. Poor kid. Imagine some big, dumb, football player-type in gym class with "Miles Xavier". God help him. Might as well write "beat me" across his forehead.

As for names: for girls: Rebecca (becky), Molly and/or Abby (my girls' names) for boys: Adam (my son), Eric (hey Dog - a strong Norwegian name!), or Sue (from that song: "a boy named sue" - make him tough!)
Feb 7, 2002 6:10 AM
A fellow Norwegian! My grandparents (father's side) had to leave in a hurry because of those pesky Nazi's.

My advice for any name is to thoroughly think of any way the name could be used by other children to tease. I would not use Dolores, especially after that Seinfeld episode!

Keep healthy,

Boy or Girl: Merckx! nmShad
Feb 6, 2002 4:16 PM
WILBERFORCE (nm)speed-chump
Feb 6, 2002 6:43 PM
re: It is time for us to play "NAME THAT KID!"cp123
Feb 6, 2002 8:16 PM
The thunder god rode through the skies,
upon his favorite filly;

"I'm THOR!" he cried,
his horse replied,
"You forgot your thaddle, thilly!"

Sorry Dog - I remember that poem from childhood - and although its a horse joke i'm sure someone can translate it to a bike joke - but as far as cracking a joke about riding without a seat... I don't want to go there! No baby insults coming from this little black duck.

Oh I like it!!! I'm Thor too! nmMB1
Feb 7, 2002 4:43 AM
Come on Claire,Spinchick
Feb 7, 2002 5:26 AM
keep 'em comin'. You're a riot :-D.
Come on Claire,cp123
Feb 7, 2002 6:41 PM
i still can't get past whoever it was who suggested previously that your kid be the Spinfant. That's just brilliant i reckon. Can't do any better than that! But perhaps not as a "real" name...

Where's js haiku? We need some help from him.

LOL, I had forgotten about that. nmSpinchick
Feb 8, 2002 5:58 AM
Don't tell anyone until you make a final decisionhms
Feb 8, 2002 6:25 AM
For the expecting parents, I have the following advice regarding names:

1. Don't tell anyone until after you and your spouse/significant other make your final decision. If my experience is any guide, you will save yourself a lot of family discussion/argument, etc. if you keep your name deliberations quiet until after you decide.

2. You will not be able to please everyone who feel that they have some stake in the decision. The only people who really count are the parents (i.e., you) and the child. Insofar as the child is concerned, it is hard to predict how he/she will feel about his/her name. But, I think that you should assume that the worst nickname associated with a name will be applied to your child. My advice: pick a simple name without any negative nicknames.

3. If you really have a desire to give your child an unusual name, give your child a "normal" name and use the unusual name as a nickname. That way when Thor can't stand his name he can revert Luke (or Matthew or Mark or John, etc.).
Feb 8, 2002 11:40 AM
Hugo and TurisimaStarliner
Feb 11, 2002 1:24 PM
Hugo for Dog's kid.... he'll have to develop some toughness with a name like that. And when he does well, people will say, "You go, Hugo!"

Turisima for Spinchick's kid... kind of exotic; plus when she becomes a grandmother, she'll be called Granny Turisima which should make her feel young and sporty