Friday, October 21, 2005

And the Game Goes On...

Chris just posted a list to the comments field of my previous post, but I thought I'd bring it front and center:

Gavin
Marcus
Bryce
Donovan
Malcolm (Malcolm or Mal)
Ian
Nash
Drake
Alexander (Not sure)
Andrew (Drew)
Philip

We've been chatting a bit... and here are some thoughts on these that we've already discussed:

I have an issue with a first name that ends in "N" since our last name also ends in "N." This bumps Gavin (one of my personal faves), Ian (another name I love), and Donovan to the bottom of the list. The pisser is... all of these go GREAT with my maiden name. If only Chris had changed HIS name instead.

Malcolm - In the years following naming my dog Murphy, everyone who learned it commented "Oh, like Murphy Brown?" dammit. No TV names.

Alexander - I love this name and have lobbied for it since Baby One was of an unknown sex. However, even though it is a family name (Chris' side), he already has a cousin with the name, who may very well go on to be a professional football player. So this violates our "no names of specific family members" policy. However, that is not enough to eliminate it. And wouldn't a kid named "Lex" be the coolest kid on the block? It should also be noted that it's a very popular name at the moment, although the tendency is to spell it weird since people think that's the best way to justify the nickname "Zander" or "Xander."

Philip - Let's just say I know a Philip, and ... well... no.

Andrew - GREAT name. And millions of others think so too. I can't mark it off the list yet, though. I do like it.

Marcus - Great classic name. And we'd have a Roman to go with our Greek. However, it's not my favorite.

This leaves Bryce, Nash, and Drake. I like them all, but I have to say that Drake is really speaking to me. It means "dragon" and it reminds me of that great character from that series of books... you know... the one with the wizard... oh, what's it called? Yes, currently Drake is my favorite. How about you?

9 comments:

Chris said...

I'd like to mark an inconsistant thought here:

1: "No TV names."
2: "And wouldn't a kid named 'Lex' be the coolest kid on the block? It should also be noted that it's a very popular name at the moment, although the tendency is to spell it weird since people think that's the best way to justify the nickname 'Zander' or 'Xander.'"

eaf said...

I'd like to point out that I am not proposing the name Xander and that "Lex" goes far beyond a recent tv show. The character is timeless. Murphy and Malcolm... not so timeless. *PTHBTHT*

Jamie said...

www.lowchensaustralia.com/names/gods.htm I think you should find one here!!

Jamie

Sophie said...
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Chris said...

I looked at that site, Jamie. The only two that have any remote chance are Bran and Seth.

eaf said...

I had to delete Sophie's comments since she mentioned middle and last names. Argh. But basically, she liked Andrew, Gavin (like the sexy rock star from Bush) and Drake. Thought it might be a pirate name, which only makes it all the cooler in my book.

And Jamie, I believe Thor came up at some point. We've been through them all. I have suggested Bran before too, since there is also a character in George R. R. Martin's books by the name. But it ends in that pesky "N" darn it.

Anonymous said...

don't name him donovan, you don't want him to get beat up every day in school. Drake sounds gay as does Bryce, that name is only for people eating California salads, hold the dairy please.

eaf said...

Reposting Judy's comment sans reference to last name...

Judy said:
I gotta say that while Drake is a nice name, it doesn't roll off the tongue that easily when combined with {your last name}. I think it will end up sounding like Dray. So how about Dray? I don't know if it's an actual name, but it has a nice sound.

Andrew goes great with {your last name} as do Andy and Drew. It's a classic.

Jason said...

Well, I personally think you need a 3-syllable name to go with the short last name.

Just make sure you don't do what my sister has done and give your kids last names for first names.

Then again, if you want a "Lex", how about a "Clark", which really sounds good with your last name?