March 23, 2009

The Name Game

As I don't believe I've mentioned on the blog previously, Rebecca and I are expecting our first child in late August. It's exciting, albeit nerve-wracking, but all in all I can't wait.

Then there's the question of what exactly to name him or her (we're not finding out the sex beforehand.) Here are a few names I've suggested for Silver-to-Be-Named-Later that have been shut down thus far by the wife, broken down by categories. Vote for your favorite in the comments!:

Personal heroes division: Bruce, Kirby, Barack, Donovan, Kent, Sweet Dee

Other famous Silvers division: Nate, Ron, Sterling, David, Long Jon, Sheldon, Joel, Joan Micklin, Cheyenne, Long Dong

NFL/NBA division: D'Brickashaw, Laveranues, Norv, Santonio, Plaxico, Lomas, Alge, Craphonso, Knowshon, DeMarcus, LaMarcus, JaMarcus, Marvcus, King, Peerless, Pervis, Lofa, Sage, Boubacar, Dikembe, Boof, Merton, Merkin.

NHL division: Guy

Neil Patrick Harris division: Neil, Doogie, Barney, Dr. Horrible

Israeli Prime Ministers division: Ehud, Menachem, Ariel, Shimon, Yitzhak, Bibi, Tzipi

Other world leaders/politicians division: Boutros-Boutros, Pervez, Saxby, Rahm, Nebuchadnezzar

Old Testament Division: Ezekial, Hosea, Zechariah, Job

"Arrested Development" division: George Michael, Tobias, Maeby, Buster, G.O.B.

NASA/"The Right Stuff" division: Chuck, Gus, Deke

Ultra-Minnesota Division: Sven, Ole, Gustavus, Arne, Ric

"The Real World" Division: Cohutta, Puck, Irulan, Tec, Baya, Amaya, Svetlana, Aneesa, Coral, Jacinda

Yes, most of our discussions have eventually come around to this.

Posted by Stephen Silver at March 23, 2009 04:29 PM

Where's the wrestlers division?

Posted by: Dan at March 23, 2009 05:17 PM

Oh and here I was going to suggest "Keith Michael Kirby Silver."

Either way, I'm voting Kirby. Though Dr. Horrible was tempting...

Posted by: Jeremy at March 23, 2009 05:25 PM

That's funny because I just randomly posted about baby names. A big congrats, I like Sven. I vote against Svetlana, I knew too many who were not the greatest of gals.

Posted by: Petitedov at March 23, 2009 05:26 PM

I like biblical names. Toby (tobias)Joel Silver sounds cool.

Posted by: A at March 23, 2009 08:41 PM

I am excited about the expected birthdate. I am August 25, same as Regis Philbin. Congrats.

Posted by: Matt at March 23, 2009 09:07 PM

Sterling Silver is good - Sterling is my kid's middle name.

I also salute you guys for not finding out the sex in advance. Many, many of our friends thought we were nuts, but finding out the day he was born was incredible.

Congratulations. And if you're looking for wrestling related names, Ric Silver is pretty cool. Also Doink.

Posted by: Gib at March 23, 2009 10:06 PM

I, for one, thoroughly appreciated having a pronoun to use, since I hated calling the fetus "it."

I found that "Junior" was a good temporary fetus name.

Consider for your biblical category "Zerubavel" or "Metushelach."

Posted by: jabbett at March 24, 2009 12:01 PM

Congrats, even if I don't know you personally.

I say go with D'brickashaw or D'brickashawette.

Posted by: freddy at March 24, 2009 04:18 PM

I was pulling for D'Brickashaw, we don't have enough of those in the family!

Posted by: Hannah at March 24, 2009 08:22 PM

Being from St. Peter, Gustavus is my choice. However, Boutros-Boutros Silver does have a nice ring to it.

Posted by: damon at March 25, 2009 11:55 AM

We think you should consider "Long John" in the restaurant category.

Posted by: Ruth and Cheryl at March 29, 2009 10:19 AM

How about an Animal Farm category? Wilbur. Charlotte. Eeyore. Pooh. Lassie. Kanga. Roo. Tigger.

Posted by: David Wasser at March 29, 2009 10:33 AM
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