Yeah, so, mighty, mighty good man David and I have been playing The Name Game since finding out that I was knocked up back in February.
It’s a fun game. Basically, you toss out names, which you add to a list of potential names or you reject because that’s a stupid name.
“How about Pacey?”
“Pacey Tracy?! What the hell is wrong with you?”
Friends and family like to play along, but you have to be careful when playing with others. You don’t want to laugh out loud at a name that they are seriously suggesting.
Them: “I think Aiden is a good name.”
Me: “Yeah, you and every other parent in the last five years, so no.”
Also, you don’t want to share serious name contenders with everyone because people will ruin names for you.
Us: “We really like the name Edward.”
Them: “Oh, I didn’t realize you were a big ‘Twilight’ fan.”
Us: “We are leaning toward the name Mark.”
Them: “Oh, I work with Mark, and he is a huge asshole. I fuckin’ hate that guy. In fact, I don’t know if I’ve ever met a Mark that wasn’t a total douche.”
Also, you might share a name that you really love, and you won’t like the reaction you get. You might get a “meh” or “Really?”
It’s best to share potential names with only a select few people. You can’t please everyone, so don’t try.
Obviously, I consider readers of The Sonia Show to be in that select few, so I’m going to share with you our list of potential names. There are two names not on the list that I really love, but are no longer in the running because: 1) David has rejected it; 2) The spawn would hate me for it. Those names are Elwood and Fletch. I think Elwood is awesome, and I don’t care what you say. I have no doubt that spawn is going to be tall and handsome like his dad, and he could totally pull off the name Elwood. I also like the name Fletch, because I have no doubt that spawn is going to a smart ass, and Fletch is a smart ass name.
So anyway, here is the list of potential names for spawn (in no particular order):
- The Dude
- The Duder
- His Dudeness
- El Duderino
I still holding out hope that David will change his mind, because I think Elwood Mansfield Tracy is a really cool name.