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Baby Names.

We still don’t have a name for the little pickle.

All throughout this pregnancy, Dave has made suggestions. A few of them have been good. Most of them, however, have made me stop and ask “are you serious or are you joking?” Sometimes I really can’t tell.

Here are some of the names he’s suggested:

  • Van Halen (Yes, like the band. No, I don’t know if he means “Van” for the first name and “Halen” for the middle name, or if it’s all one first name.)
  • Buddy David (As in Buddy the Elf. Or the number one name in the country for dogs.)
  • Michael Jordan (As in the basketball player. Or my brother.)
  • Tree David (As in…I don’t know.)
  • Wilt (Uh, no.)
  • Sun Sunny David (I’m not making these up. He really texted these suggestions to me.)

Other ones he has suggested, names that aren’t necessarily awful (at least they’re names people might actually call their kids), but names I don’t particularly care for:

  • Tex
  • Hank
  • Wylie
  • Keen
  • Elton (some of you may have caught on to the music theme by now.)

I shouldn’t be surprised; after all, this is the same guy who begged my sister to name her boys either Hank, Roy or Don. Her last name is Williams. He thought he was funny; she didn’t.

After posting on Facebook that my dear husband was about to lose both his text messaging AND his baby-naming privileges,  our friends (mostly male, are you surprised?) were inspired to get in on the obnoxious baby name action:

  • Jack Daniels
  • Huey
  • Festus or Festivus
  • Zohan
  • Manning Danny
  • Scooter
  • Naismith
  • Phog
  • iPhone
  • Moe

It’s been suggested that I just go along with him for now, and tell him what I want baby’s name to be when I’m in labor. After all, how can he argue with me at that point? And after his kidney stone experience, I’m pretty sure I’ll get whatever I want during labor.

7 Responses to “Baby Names.”

  1. Gia says:


    Team Festivus right here. 😉

  2. Leo Hayden says:

    I vote Wylie, as long as the middle name is Coyote.

  3. Annette says:

    I can’t believe you don’t like Manning Danny Johanning! Kinda got a catchy ring to it! Lol, I agree, revoke his naming rights!!

  4. marcia says:

    Too bad you’re not still at HQCC where people did me the favor of having a contest for naming our son. The vote came in at…. Hoser Tyrone. Fortunately, we were not obligated :-) If you need suggestions from the current crew, let me know.

  5. Amy G says:

    I’ll give you this one. Before Ian was born, Austin came up with Zagner as a possible name :-)

  6. Tracie says:

    Some friends of ours with the last name Johnson named their baby Beecher…..sound it out and think of the 80’s phenom of Big Johnson t’s. ugh……

  7. Debbi says:

    Thanks for all the fun comments! I don’t know where some of these names come from…and none of these names will find their way onto the birth certificate.

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