What’s In A Name?

Week 38 and only two weeks to go!!

Although, realistically, he could arrive at any moment. But at this point, he doesn’t look like budging even though my wife’s belly looks like bursting! It’s kind of like reverse hide-and-go-seek. Where, we know exactly where he’s hiding, but he’s the one who’s counting and we’re all waiting for him to yell out…

“Ready or not, here I come!”

But unless he’s a baby that sounds like Bruce Willis, I don’t actually expect to hear it.

And because it’s getting so close now, there seems to be a lot of emphasis on…THE NAME.

What is it? What does it start with? What does it mean? Is it named after anyone? And most importantly…“it’s not going to be stupid, I hope?” (I’m never really sure if people are referring to the name or the kid, with that one).

And it’s hilarious at what lengths people will go to, to find out the name we picked. The best of which was last weekend, when my parents decided to use my wife’s belly as a biological Ouija-board. They wrote out letters of the alphabet on a piece of paper and called them out one at a time, watching for a kick or a prod from “within”. As my dad put it, “he doesn’t know how to lie yet, so we’ll listen to him, not you.”

It was incredibly hilarious and probably the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever witnessed, which means a lot, coming from me. And we’re not giving any clues to the name except to say, his middle name will be Balinese as a nod and a wink to where this all started. And although there is good precedent for stupid and weird names with celebrity kids like;

Nicholas Cage’s: Kal-El

Jason Lee’s: Pilot Inspektor

Bob Geldoff and Paula Yates: Fifi Trixibelle

Shannyn Sossamon’s: Audio Science

Magician, Penn Jillette’s: Moxie Crimefighter

And Frank Zappa’s kids: Moon Unit and Diva Thin Muffin

Click here for the 20 Most Bizarre Celebrity Baby Names from Cracked.com.

But you know what, I just couldn’t do that to our little…

Schnitzel-Ignatious-Hieronimous-Moonbuggy-Barcode-Fanta-Bechtold.

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