What’s In A Name?

I’ve been organizing the files on my computer (What? You nest your way, I’ll nest mine) and came across an IM conversation with Will. Now, there have not been very many of these. Will hates IM, and his current job doesn’t allow it anyway. But back when he worked for The Movie Star (no, not Ginger), he always had it on for communications with his assistant and I managed to convince him to put me on his list as well.

So anyway. This conversation is from the day before I went into labor with Sam. It was during this chat that I shot the crow that had been waking me up every morning. (Relax, it was an air pistol. I just scared it.) After that, I said, “No way is anything better going to happen today. So I might as well take a nap.” Technically I was correct, since I didn’t go into labor until 12:30 in the morning.

We also discussed lunch (veggie burgers). And then the subject came around to baby names. We’d never settled on a boy name, but had tossed around the possibility of Nero for a middle name. First we suggested good names, Italian ones and then Irish ones. We started to get silly. There’s what must be an hour’s worth of back and forth one-upmanship, worse and worse names to make each other laugh. Eventually:

Annika:
I think we should just go with an adjective for the first name.
Strong Nero Klein
Brave Nero Klein

Will:
Stunning Nero Klein

Annika:
Clever Nero Klein

Will:
Darth Nero Klein

Annika:
Well, this conversation is over. We’ve got it. Now we just need a girl name.
Is “Princess” too obvious?

Naturally, it being us, we couldn’t really leave it there. About half an hour later:

Annika:
Frau Blucher Klein

Will:
Neigh

And now you all know why it took us two days to name him once he arrived.

14 thoughts on “What’s In A Name?

  1. courtney

    September 9, 2009 at 3:48pm

    ! LULZ. Darth Nero Klein. BRILLIANT.

    I have a hard enough time naming my Sims lately. I can’t imagine naming an actual human being.
    .-= courtney´s last blog ..Some Girls Are – The Cover! =-.

  2. theletterkae

    September 9, 2009 at 3:59pm

    My mom and I spent a month trying to think up of a name for the dog. Who only came 70% of the time when called.

    We consulted baby name books, other dogs’ names, and movies that included dogs for a name.

    Two days after your son’s really isn’t that bad.
    .-= theletterkae´s last blog ..Color of a Paper Bag =-.

  3. Laurie Ann

    September 9, 2009 at 4:08pm

    Can we assume Frau Blucher is still on the table for this one?
    .-= Laurie Ann´s last blog ..Still Sick =-.

  4. Cindy

    September 9, 2009 at 4:13pm

    As much as I did find the entire post funny, the following actually made me snort:

    The Movie Star (no, not Ginger)

    My childhood of watching Gilligan’s Island almost every day is to blame.

  5. Annika

    September 9, 2009 at 4:13pm

    They’re ALL on the table. Except Darth. That one could only belong to Sammy.

  6. Cazzle

    September 9, 2009 at 5:37pm

    I am amused that we are both have blog-ness about names at the moment.

    I think you need to name your next child THOR, regardless of gender.

  7. the slackmistress

    September 9, 2009 at 6:03pm

    BTW, I am a big fan of “von” as the middle name, so it’s “Von Klein.” My imaginary baby was Elvis Von Bargiel.
    .-= the slackmistress´s last blog ..You Have Been Warned. =-.

  8. Annika

    September 9, 2009 at 7:35pm

    Ooh, how about middle initial O so it’s O’Klein?

  9. K

    September 9, 2009 at 8:19pm

    I believe the request has been put in for a Semantha Jonatha Klein?

  10. B

    September 10, 2009 at 10:26am

    Since we didn’t use it, I will let you use Twitter McFacebook and then hope that some sort of sponsorships just roll your way.
    .-= B´s last blog ..Block =-.

  11. Nell

    September 10, 2009 at 2:41pm

    I have a student this semester whose real honest-to-god first name is King. When I mentioned this to a friend she said she’d once had a student named Princess. Legal names, these. Who does that? Like for real?

  12. allison

    September 13, 2009 at 4:11pm

    We have a couple of Princesses at our school. We also have had a King and Prince. But I think the girl named Twinkle beats them all.
    .-= allison´s last post ..Summer days and other stuff =-.

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