Saturday, January 26, 2008

Baby Names


My esteemed co-worker (yes, the one with the imaginary friends) is due to deliver a (non-imaginary) baby girl in the coming weeks (or days!). There is a delivery date poll in progress in the lab. The person who comes the closest to guessing the actual birth date wins.

Originally, the winner was slated to receive naming rights for the child. Co-worker vigorously denies ever having signed off on this prize, but it was written quite clearly on the lab white board:

Winner gets naming rights.

After great protest on Co-worker's part, the award has been downgraded to nicknaming rights.

The due date is February 13, but my guess is this coming Sunday, February 3. I've got this gut feeling that Baby Pigskin is going to make her grand appearance on Super Bowl Sunday. (No joke: if her husband wins, he's going to name the baby: Mega-Godzilla.)

I'm open to other suggestions for great baby nicknames.

9 comments:

Avery Gray said...

You can't go wrong calling her It.

Justin said...

If my parents didn't name me Justin, they were going to opt for Garth. Party on??

Beth said...

my parents were playing a game of Bible Tic Tac Know when they came across the name Bethany. Maybe they should break out the board games.

Anonymous said...

If you are estimating Baby's birthday, I'd be looking closer to Feb 19 - full moon! I mean you want the best chance to give this little girl a wonderfully creative nickname. On second thought, with your creative streak, maybe it will be better for her, if you stay with your Feb 3 guess!

Russ Parker said...

Pratfall can be fun.

yajeev said...

avery...
It's a good one.

justin...
my folks were going to name either my brother or me todd. they opted not to for fear we'd be nicknamed toad.
no offense to any todd's out there reading my blog. todd's a really great name. really great.
party on.
-wayne

beth...
if we named our children by the games we played, we'd end up with kids called Yahtzee and Taboo.

anonymous...
feb 19 would make the baby 5 days overdue. not sure mama would like that so much.
... you sound so familiar. do i know you?

russ...
Encore!

Lisa said...

Russ- What is your date so we could put your nick name on the calendar? I wonder what name Andy would choose.

Russ Parker said...

Is V Day open for the babe?

yajeev said...

russ...
you can share the date with her doctor. if you win, the two of you will share nicknaming rights.