10.27.2007

A "Sparky" by any other name....??

Dave and I have been searching and searching for the perfect name for our baby, and in order to help us with the search, I bought a book of baby names. The book has everything: All types of names, the origins of the names, the meaning, and notable celebrities (both famous and infamous) who have the name.

Plus, every few pages they have a list of names of varying topics, such as popular names in other countries or names that were the most common in different decades over the last 200 years. However, some of the categories are a bit far-fetched, at least to me...

For example, "Notable Names from the Music Industry":

Now, it takes a brave person to name a child Axl, Elvis, or Bjork. But our personal favorite from the list (which has now become a top contender in our baby name search) is P. Diddy!

Another favorite list of ours, being the drunks that we are, is the "Baby Bottoms Up" list, which of course features names based on types of liquors.

We think that naming our baby Glenfiddich or Merlot might be seen as a little "uppity" (if you know what I mean), but we are seriously considering Bud (middle name of Light).

And finally, for the parent who believes that a troubled youth builds character, I bring you the "Pharmaceutical Names" list:

Yeah, because any child named Cialis or Viagra is destined to become a serial killer. Or a porn star...

Who knows? "Sparky" may just end up sticking in the end. Considering that if the baby was born right now, his (or her) name would probably be P. Diddy Hermes Morris.

Maybe Dave and I need to take this name thing a bit more seriously.

16 comments:

carolinebender said...

You can waste an entire evening on this

http://www.behindthename.com/

Changes in the Wind said...

An intertesting thing to try is to make a name from each of your own names and see what comes up.........

Tug said...

I like Prince Madonna. ;-)

I had a coworker in Vegas that named her son Foster, her daughter Midori, & she wasn't even a drinker! And the names mixed from yours? Um...My 'boss' did that, and his poor daughter is going to be labelled as 'hick' all her life.

Dave Morris said...

So is Advil Drambuie Morris out of the question? I'm having to take one because of the other today.

By the way, in case I forget to tell you, thanks for being the designated driver last night...

Ari said...

I'm sure Baby Morris will be enthralled to hear what she or he was nearly named. :)

Mishka said...

I am so behind in my reading....congrats on the expected arrival!!!!

Erin O'Brien said...

Try using/saying prospective names instead of saying 'the baby.'

"I'm going to look for matching crib linens for Ivy's room"

It really helps give a feeling for the name!

Eve said...

Yeah, my kids were "Cletus the Fetus" until like the 8th month. Then we decided and PROMISED each other not to change it.

Viagra... are you fucking kidding me?!

We want belly update photos, by the way!!!!

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

How about Lawrence Benjamin Buford?

rosemary said...

I have a friend that named her kids after the place where she got pregnant....Rio...Selkirk and Paris.....didn't Anne Heche call herself Celexa when she went crazy after the Ellen romance???

Dave Morris said...

Hey Rosemary, I have a friend who did that - his kid is named "State Fair Motor Inn."

Amandarama said...

Mr. Scoop has always been adamant that if I have a child it would be named Jack Daniels, even if it was a girl. That or "Ooops". I think I like Sparky better.

mckay said...

hey, i have an Uncle Bud. it's a good name. when you're done holding the baby, you get to hand off to the spouse and say, "this bud's for you."

Princess Banter said...

Now I think I realize why some people insist on naming their kids with painfully common names such as Michael and Anna. Can't go wrong with that now, can you?? Haha!

Jen, Fred, Jennifer or Mom said...

Charles would have been Motel 6.....not good..

anywhooo, I think Fred would be a nice name for the little Morris.

Sparky Fred Morris.....or Fred Sparky Morris....either way works really.....

Weary Hag said...

Hermes is one letter off from a former last name of mine.

Davily Hermes Morris ... if you pronounce the first name "D'Villie" it could sound kind of cute. You know, like New York kinda cute. :)

Finally updating my blogroll, speaking of names. Sorry it took me this long to add you.