name game

Hello there, blog world. Hope you're having a relatively allergy-free day. I've been praying for rain more this past week than ever in my life, I think. Rain's the only thing that will get this tree pollen, o bane of my existence, out of the air. But in much more significant news: who wants to name our offspring? It's a new contest we just thought up. The winner will get to be remembered for generations as the person who named baby #2 and will earn the undying admiration (or loathing) of said child. In related news, I ran into someone at the park yesterday who named their infant Maisy. It's a lovely name. But given the rampant popularity of the British cartoon mouse, it's going to cause about as much trouble in elementary/middle school as "Clifford" or "Barney" or "Sponge Bob". So, aside from "Dweezle," "Moonunit," or the already-used "Greta," got any suggestions? Big prizes await you....


Blogger zena said...

i missed the memo. when we were there it was a maybe, but apparently it's a go. wonderful! congrats...


boy - henry
girl - amelia

there you go...you never thought it would be so simple.

4/24/2006 8:41 PM  
Anonymous Kelly said...

hey. Are you having a kid or somthing? Thats great! Whoop!

Girl- Shiloh, Kellyn, Barbra Streisand, Shannon, Maren

Boy- Ferdinand, Yourmom, The Edge

I do better with girls

Love to you and Brooke!

4/25/2006 2:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boy -- Thor; Odin; William Wallace; or, any other name of a Great Warrior (preferably one that slayed the English - take that, Andy!).

Girl -- He won't be a girl.


P.S. Dude, call me back! Apparently there is big news!

4/25/2006 9:08 AM  
Blogger lucas said...

ok boy...

shi'thead (pronounced sha-teed)

or girl

d'otha (pronounced da'otha)

if it's twins...

d'onle' (pronounced da'one and da'only)

or you could name them lucas after me.

4/26/2006 5:41 PM  
Blogger brian estabrook said...

Girl: I love the names December and August for girls.
Also, Bianca, Iris and Isabella are sweet.

Boy: Fabian or Fenton..

4/26/2006 7:32 PM  
Blogger e said...

I think Luke is ahead in the rankings. Especially for twins.
Although we were leaning toward Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dumb for our twin names.

4/27/2006 10:15 AM  
Blogger lucas said...

saaa-weeeet (pronounced yes!)

4/27/2006 2:55 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

hey! congratulations! well since you already have a greta the sensible option for baby number 2 is simon.

4/28/2006 2:52 PM  
Blogger jenefer said...

erik and brooke, first congrates on the newest addition. second, i want to clarify about luke's names...these are REAL names. a co-worker of mine was telling us names (the ones luke mentioned) of kindergardners. and shi`thead is a name of a guy one of my co-workers supervises. so, chose wisely when naming your newest. (don't choose luke's)

4/29/2006 12:28 PM  
Blogger e said...

Good suggestions, all.

I still think that Shi'thead should at least be an option.

And if not Shi'thead then at least Simon.

4/29/2006 4:03 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

of course, if you go with simon then the next sensible option is for brooke to change her name to karen and you to change your name to randy. then get a dog and name her quincy. i'm just sayin'...


5/02/2006 8:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe don't go with verbalized name at all.

Maybe just a hand sign.


5/04/2006 6:56 PM  

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