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The Name Game, Take 2

FortKnox (169099) writes | more than 9 years ago

User Journal 50

Well, Emma is officially out... so 50% of my job is over. The wife started enjoying the names 'Samantha' (which was in the lead until a moodswing hit), 'Olivia,' and 'Julianne.'Well, Emma is officially out... so 50% of my job is over. The wife started enjoying the names 'Samantha' (which was in the lead until a moodswing hit), 'Olivia,' and 'Julianne.'

But now the whole 'Jenna' thing is coming back. Its a long struggle, but I'll keep at it.
But, being one who is with Joey more than I, she tries to use him to her advantage. She used to tell him to point to her belly and say "Emma"... but that confused the poor kid and he started pointing to his own belly and saying "Emma." So she started asking him "What do you prefer... Jenna or Samantha" and teaching him to say "Jenna." Well, that backfired, cause he kept saying Samantha. So Saturday morning, Joey is between us on our bed and she asks him "What do you like, Jenna or Samantha"... and Joey, in his infinite wisdom, gave the best answer possible:

I like pancakes

So this gave us two insights:
1.) We are not going to name our daughter pancakes
2.) Don't ask Joey any questions when he's hungry for breakfast

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Perhaps as a middle name (1)

StalinsNotDead (764374) | more than 9 years ago | (#11137382)

Pancakes wouldn't be too bad as a middle name, as most kids I knew growing up didn't like their middle name anyway;)

Jenna might be too much (1)

johndiii (229824) | more than 9 years ago | (#11137383)

Josh, Joey, Jenna... A little too cute, perhaps. IIRC, your wife's name does not start with J, so it would not be completely unbearable. :-)

Re:Jenna might be too much (1)

Deamos (108051) | more than 9 years ago | (#11137507)

*sigh*

Tell that to my parents.

Me: Josh
Brother: Jeremy
Father: Jack
Can we see where this is going yet?
Mother: Jane
Cat(at the time anyway): Jingles

*sigh*

So we all had the initials JM except for my brother who had a middle name. So his initials were J.A.M..

There was a point in his life when his nickname was jam.

Re:Jenna might be too much (1)

SiliconJesus (1407) | more than 9 years ago | (#11138422)

My son's god parent's are referred to as the "Jay's"

Father: Julian
Mother: Julie
First Son: Julian Junior (JR)
Second Son: Joel

What's with the J's?

Of course - I'm a J, and so was my dad. At least my mom was C and my brother's G.

Re:Jenna might be too much (1)

Ra5pu7in (603513) | more than 9 years ago | (#11142117)

It's not that bad. My father, mother, two brothers and two sisters, and myself all have names that start with J. My mother divorced, remarried another J and named the son after the father. We had more fun with it than trouble (of course, we each had unique middle names until the step-dad whos initials matched mine).

pancakes may not be far from the mark (1)

http (589131) | more than 9 years ago | (#11137396)

You could name your daughter Flour, a major ingredient of pancakes, and it -sounds- close enough to a regular name...
(http starts dodging :))

Re:pancakes may not be far from the mark (1)

Pirogoeth (662083) | more than 9 years ago | (#11138785)

If not that, then perhaps "Jemima"? At least that keeps the J-thing going...

Best Post of the Thread!! (1)

SamTheButcher (574069) | more than 9 years ago | (#11144338)

I still think of the Bobby Slayton "Aunt Jemima/Ancient Myan" joke.

I'm with Joey. I like "Pancakes". :)

Re:Best Post of the Thread!! (1)

Pirogoeth (662083) | more than 9 years ago | (#11147509)

What's the joke?

Re:Best Post of the Thread!! (1)

SamTheButcher (574069) | more than 9 years ago | (#11148429)

It doesn't come across well on the page but he's talking about going to Mexico and they went to the "Ancient Mayan? Ancient Maya...Aunt...Aunt Jemima ruins...We went to the Aunt Jemima ruins.." and then he probably goes on to say something crude and crass. :)

alliteration is cool (1)

ellem (147712) | more than 9 years ago | (#11137405)

for Superhero alter egos

Bruce Banner
Clark Kent

whole first letter th same for your kids... nah

get rid of Jenna. Jenna is a girl who can suck dick and lick balls at the same time. Your precious, wonderful, beautiful daughter will never even see a penis (if she's like my Sophia :))

Change that name.

Re:alliteration is cool (1)

bethanie (675210) | more than 9 years ago | (#11137617)

Oh, she'll be a straight-out bull dyke lesbian then, eh? Good thinkin'!

Samantha, Josh. Go for Samantha.

....Bethanie....

Re:alliteration is cool (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 9 years ago | (#11137708)

Samantha, Josh. Go for Samantha.

I'm working it... I'm tryin...

But Olivia and Julianne aren't terrible imho. I could go for either, but Samantha is pretty, but not too bad... not trashy... sounds Italian... kinda has it all.

Re:alliteration is cool (1)

nocomment (239368) | more than 9 years ago | (#11139060)

I'm for Samantha as well. How about make a deal with your wife?

make a poll, and whatever we decide wins?

Re:alliteration is cool (1)

ellem (147712) | more than 9 years ago | (#11138010)

Sophia will never have sex. With anyone. Ever. La la la la la la... I can't hear you. La la la la... she's beautiful not hot... la la la la la...

I noticed you haven;t commented on my PB... clearly your jealously has made you mute.

Re:alliteration is cool (2, Funny)

bethanie (675210) | more than 9 years ago | (#11138322)

Heh. No, not jealous. I'm still enamoured of my big 17" screen laptop with kickass speakers. I used to be a Mac person, but I just got out of the groove. Sorry.

But you're wrong. Sophia WILL be hot. As a matter of fact, there are little 8-year-old boys out at Victoria's secret right now asking if those lacy thongs come in toddlers' sizes in hopes of coaxing her into (and out of!) one!

Bwa ha ha hah!!

....Bethanie....

Re:alliteration is cool (1)

M.C. Hampster (541262) | more than 9 years ago | (#11194336)


That was so wrong. I don't think I'm going to be able to eat dinner.

Re:alliteration is cool (1)

bethanie (675210) | more than 9 years ago | (#11214822)

Happy to oblige!! :-)

....Bethanie....

Re:alliteration is cool (1)

btlzu2 (99039) | more than 9 years ago | (#11139077)

Yeah, and if you have another boy some day, name him Darren. Sheesh. Not Samantha.

AND, I'm with ellem on the Jenna one--and NOT just because of Jenna Jameson. I knew 2 Jennas in high school...bwwaaahh they were hot.

What's the female equivalent of George? Georgina? Bertha. There you go, and you'll never have to worry about her sleeping around as I imagine a father would worry (gives me the willies and I'm not even close to having a kid). Here comes old Bertha Marotti. :)

Olivia? (1)

Otter (3800) | more than 9 years ago | (#11137415)

Hmmm, I kind of like that one...

Re:Olivia? (1)

nizo (81281) | more than 9 years ago | (#11137615)

Tis a cute pig, Olivia [amazon.com] is. At least that name follows the Bill Cosby rule of naming: a kid's name must end in a vowel so it can easily be yelled :-) (Oliviaaaaaaaaa)

Re:Olivia? (1)

PDA_Monkey (801668) | more than 9 years ago | (#11139984)

Our dog is named Olivia [homelinux.net] and she sounds like a pig when she breathes and looks sort of like a pig, too... Our neighbors thought that we did in fact have a little black pig for a pet for a while.

Re:Olivia? (1)

Cy Guy (56083) | more than 9 years ago | (#11137810)

I know a lot of Olivia's - it seems it was pretty trendy in the 90's but has now fallen out of favor.

Along the same classical sounding lines I prefer Antonia -- I much prefer the nicknames Ann, Annie, & Toni, to Ollie & Livie.

Re:Olivia? (1)

KshGoddess (454304) | more than 9 years ago | (#11138725)


Antonia's a character on MAD TV who can never make a sign right. She's a little "special".

But she's one of my favorite characters. Her and Dot. And Miss (Bunny) Swan.

or Patricia (1)

sparky4 (695739) | more than 9 years ago | (#11137437)

and your son could call her Pattycakes.

why not wait until you see her and then decide on a name ?

Re:or Patricia (1)

nizo (81281) | more than 9 years ago | (#11137646)

Because then they might be inclined to name her "Wrinkly Raisin"? :-) Children must be named early, to avoid additional stress in the hospital!

Re:or Patricia (1)

sparky4 (695739) | more than 9 years ago | (#11137904)

if you go in with some favorites in mind, as I believe most people do, a name may be picked from the selection. ' Wrinkly Raisin 'is a good reason to have some idea of a name in mind. My experience is with canines alone, named them for their personlity and what it brought to my mind.

Have always thought it would be harder to name a boy than a girl.

pancakes (1)

nocomment (239368) | more than 9 years ago | (#11137552)

I think Joey found her nickname if nothing else.

Re:pancakes (1)

tuxette (731067) | more than 9 years ago | (#11138063)

it will be especially fun when, in 16 years, Joey's sister is not as *ahem* developed as the rest of her gang of friends >;-)

That sounds like... (1)

Short Circuit (52384) | more than 9 years ago | (#11137718)

...something that ought to get submitted to Reader's Digest.

Joey the Diplomat? (1)

dead sun (104217) | more than 9 years ago | (#11138109)

Seems like somebody's figuring out how to weasel themselves out of trouble while getting what it is they want. Is there future work in diplomacy ahead?

And for the record, I second the above comment stating your daughter's nickname ought to be Pancakes. Not only is it funny, it'll be a constant and embarassing reminder for Joey when he gets older.

Or, if Samantha wins out, you can always nickname her Samus, right? Or is that a tad too nerdy?

Re:Joey the Diplomat? (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 9 years ago | (#11138178)

if Samantha wins out, you can always nickname her Samus, right?

DUUUUUDE! I didn't even think of that!

COOOL! Ultrapush for Samantha now!! :-D

Re:Joey the Diplomat? (1)

dead sun (104217) | more than 9 years ago | (#11138328)

Well, glad to help make that option more attractive. Though I have this feeling that explaining the reasoning behind the push for Samantha might not be wise until after the ink on the birth certificate has dried.

Re:Joey the Diplomat? (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 9 years ago | (#11138491)

Though I have this feeling that explaining the reasoning behind the push for Samantha might not be wise until after the ink on the birth certificate has dried.

Oh definately. I wanted "Luigi" for a boy, and not cause of Mario bros... I really like the name (call him "Lou" or "Louis" for short), plus its the whole italian heritage thang. Wife hated it cause she thought it was from mario bros.

Re:Joey the Diplomat? (1)

TechnoLust (528463) | more than 9 years ago | (#11138980)

That or she's read any of ellem's posts....

Re:Joey the Diplomat? (1)

Abm0raz (668337) | more than 9 years ago | (#11138349)

As the (one? of the) resident celts here, I have to remind you that:
1. Samus is a man's name (Metroid be damned)
and
2. It's phonetically pronounced "SHAY-mus" (just like Sean is pronounced "Shawn". In celtic/gaelic, when a word starts with an "s" it is pronounced "sh".

-Ab

Re:Joey the Diplomat? (1)

dead sun (104217) | more than 9 years ago | (#11138554)

Just a funny suggestion, didn't honestly expect FK to go for it, but more power to him.

In defense against the first point, Sam is a man's name. Yet I've known several Samanthas that have gone by Sam or Sammy. Further there's Metroid backing that Samus would be okay for a girl to go by. In both cases it'd be a nickname that at least a fictional female has gone by.

In defense against the second point, I was really only refering to Metroid. I'll admit that I was not aware it'd be pronounced "SHAY-mus". In my defense, my Gamecube pronounces the Metroid character's name "SAM-us", at least in Super Smash Brothers Melee. Since that's the angle I was working, excuse my not knowing proper pronunciation of the name. Or excuse the Japenese for working the wrong pronunciation into my brain. Or something. No cultural offense meant.

Re:Joey the Diplomat? (1)

SamTheButcher (574069) | more than 9 years ago | (#11144302)

I thought SHAY-mus was spelled "Seamus". That's how a guy I know's middle name is spelled, and his family is about as Irish as it gets. :)

Re:Joey the Diplomat? (1)

Abm0raz (668337) | more than 9 years ago | (#11144521)

I've never seen it spelled that way, but the great Druid Samus was, well, Samus. :)

-Ab

Re:Joey the Diplomat? (1)

SamTheButcher (574069) | more than 9 years ago | (#11144886)

I've never seen it spelled your way.

Funny, huh?

heh (1)

KMAPSRULE (639889) | more than 9 years ago | (#11138282)

The Mrs is doing the same thing, although she and myself are pretty set on a name for if the baby is a girl (Annalina),she cant settle on a name for if it is a boy, and every time her mood changes, and everytime she reads another romance novel the name changes, Patrick, Quinn, Flyyn, Devlin, Brandon, .....Hey, side question, Why are all the characters Irish?

but the whole process is fun, just as long as if its a boy he doesnt end up named after the main male character in a bodice ripper.

My suggestions (1)

bofh31337 (521771) | more than 9 years ago | (#11138541)

Here are a few of my suggestions, all from my "little black book".

Abbie April Amanda Ashly Aspen Amber Becky Blair
Bethany Bree Britney Carrie Cameron Candice Carli Carol Celeste Cassie Casandra Chasity Dani Dee
Denice Devyn Deborah Emily Eve Ellie Eliza
Fran faith Fiona

Ok, thats all I can type right now. I would not choose any of the names above. Any girl who I hang out with is not the kind of girl you want to raise, unless you're going to move away from Cincy in 18 years :)

a name that ends with "ah" (1)

bellus quies (585501) | more than 9 years ago | (#11138565)

IT seems that your naming tends towards names that end with a soft "a" sound, why not try:

Alicia
Brenna
Briana
Erica
Hannah
Kyla
Kir a
Sara
Sylvia
Tiana
Talia

Think about how it sounds when shortened... (1)

AB3A (192265) | more than 9 years ago | (#11140005)

Samantha would be shortened to Sam. I dunno. I don't think much of that name.

And remember, no matter how much you and your wife use the longer name, other kids will shorten it for you.

So think about the nicknames. Think about what other kids might to do the name. Try not to stick a tragic name on a daughter. Sons can live with all sorts of adversity with their names, but daughters might not do so well...

Re:Think about how it sounds when shortened... (1)

SamTheButcher (574069) | more than 9 years ago | (#11144321)

I dunno, I kind of like that name. ;)

Re:Think about how it sounds when shortened... (1)

Oculus Habent (562837) | more than 9 years ago | (#11156305)

As do I.

As it usually ends up shortened, I started signing my e-mail with my full first name as a test. After a month or so, one of my co-workers approached me and said, "Do you prefer to be called by your full name? I noticed your e-mails are all signed that way..." No one else has made so much as a mention of it.

Re:Think about how it sounds when shortened... (1)

SamTheButcher (574069) | more than 9 years ago | (#11158455)

I always sign my e-mails "-S". Nobody's started calling me that. Yet. ;)

Re:Think about how it sounds when shortened... (1)

Oculus Habent (562837) | more than 9 years ago | (#11158737)

I think it's proof of the growing indifference; not only to the individuals preferred nomenclature, but also to the regard for pronunciation of foreign (and domestic).

That's it! Management training for all! ( i have no idea how this might help)

Re:Think about how it sounds when shortened... (1)

SamTheButcher (574069) | more than 9 years ago | (#11165381)

That's it! Management training for all! ( i have no idea how this might help)

Well, you already said "management training". ;)

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