May 12, 2009

You Can Thank Me At The Christening

Since the LMC is stil looking for names pending the arrival of the next edition of his clan and since he's on the road today, I thought I would take five or ten minutes from my busy lunch hour to come up with a little something that I hope will put an end to his search. Therefore, I give you:


10. Twitter - I still don't really even know what this is, but the kids all seem to think it's coo-el.

9. Lupine - Flower names are always classy. Plus, perhaps she'll elope some day with Dennis Moore.

8. Savik - You've got to get the Trek reference in there somewhere. (I was alarmed to discover recently that Mrs. Robbo thought our constant harping on "Tiberius" had something to do with Julio-Claudian emperors.)

7. Griselda - Apparently it is derived from a Germanic expression meaning "dark battle". It is, IMHO, the single ugliest name in the history of the world. I don't really expect the LMC to choose it, I just wanted to toss it in to make that point.

6. Terpsichore - How can you go wrong with one of the Muses. Don't like it? There are eight more to choose from!

5. Sharpee - Yes, lifted from High School Musical, it makes me snigger every time I think of it.

4. Grinch - One of the funniest Dave Letterman lists ever was his "Top Ten Ways to Mispronounce Newt Gingrich." "Grinch Neutron" was one of them. So were "Nut Grinderswitch" and "Nuke Greenwich". Oh, ha, ha, ha.

3. Isandlwana - Exotic and historickal.

2. Boadiccea - Another exotic and historickal name. But steer clear of "Boudicca" to show your classickal sensibilities in the face of the modern taste for barbaric revisionism chic.

And the number one new name......

1. Roseanne-Hannah-Montana-Rosannadanna. Sometimes you have to cross the streams.

Please note that this list is definitive. So remember, LMC, you must choose....wisely.

Posted by Robert at May 12, 2009 01:24 PM | TrackBack

Definitely go with #2. Especially if there is a Celtic bloodline involved.

Posted by: rbj at May 12, 2009 02:24 PM

Robbo, you are SOOOO in afraid next time we meet my friend!
Our little debutante has already informed her preschool teacher that the baby will be named Tyronica. This means war!!!

Posted by: Mrs. LMC at May 12, 2009 08:43 PM

Continuing in the lines of #8 excepting if the baby is girl, I would suggest Tasha Yar.

Posted by: OrgleFan at May 13, 2009 04:13 PM

We looked to names common forty-fifty years ago, but not much in use now: Barbara, Constance, Margaret. Some names are off the edge of the world, though: Edna and Arlene are gone. We wanted names you can spell, with some dignity. No Britneys in OUR house, that was our view.

Posted by: dave.s. at May 14, 2009 05:44 AM

Dave S., our elder daughter is Constance, Margaret is out under the old girlfriend rule, but Barbara recently made the list as did Laura and Maura.

Posted by: LMC at May 14, 2009 05:57 AM