Sunday, January 31, 2010

I'm in love with ya baby...

Sunday Jan 31, 2010

I'm in love with ya baby...

...and I don't even know your name.
-Alan Jackson, "I Don't Even Know Your Name"

Regular readers, I'm happy to report that this blog posting has nothing to do with class, social networking, or organizational communication. This will be a straight-up old fashioned "What's new in baby-world" kind of report.

So, I have a problem. It's the same problem I had 2 years ago - we simply cannot decide what to name this baby! We're leaning toward one syllable names, since that works well with Jay. Jay has my initials (JMF), so we considered giving this lil' guy Derek's monogram (DMF). Derek doesn't seem to care about that, but I think it would be kinda cool. We'd like some sort of family tie-in, either with the first or middle names. (I'd feel sorta bad that Jay Michael gets a first and middle name that have special family connections, and CheezeDoodle just gets 2 random names we pulled out of our heads. Or pulled off of the snack aisle at Kroger.) Boy names are just so much harder than girl names!

Here are some of the current contenders:
Benjamin (would call him Ben)
Russell (call him Russ?)
Reid (was in the final 4 when we picked Jay)

Thoughts? Opinions? We've only got 5 weeks to decide (and I would sure like it to be less than that!!!). Help!


Waht about Dylan McLean Foster

Posted by Toni on January 31, 2010 at 03:40 PM EST #

Isn't Greg only appropriate??

HA!! I really like Ben and Russ and I have an amazing friend named I'm a little partial! Plus, Reid is an old Red Sox name so it would fulfill the baseball love as well.

Go team!

Posted by Katrine on January 31, 2010 at 07:56 PM EST #

I commented, but my witty comments went somewhere else. Find them yourself!
Uncle Mike

Posted by Mike Perry on February 01, 2010 at 01:37 PM EST #

More thoughts on names...

I knew a guy in the Army whose name was Quincy Xerxes Zimmerman. Strangest monogram I ever saw.

I see you are staying away from Philip Michael...good move. There are plenty. (Did you know that Mick Jagger is Philip Michael Jagger?)

Another guy I knew in the Army was names Alphonse. What deranged parent would name a child Alphonse, and call him that.

Johnny Cash did all right with a boy names Sue. Every think about that line?

Of course Beth named one of her daughters after the refrigerator.

Enough thoughts.


Posted by Mike Perry (AKA Uncle Mike) on February 01, 2010 at 01:46 PM EST #

Isn't funny that the hardest thing about having a baby (most of the time :-) is the picking of the name? I did like the suggestion of Dylan Mclean Foster, it sounds like an irish rock band! All brooding and warm ale. Wait that's a lot of pressure on the cheese baby.. Just don't get into the trying to get the same initials, letters ect. 18 kids later and you are still trying to come up with a J name! We were also partial to Reid. But you will come upon it, you will know when you see him what feels right. Plus it gives us a reason to read the blog, right?

Posted by Crystal on February 03, 2010 at 01:53 PM EST #

hmmmm. out of all of those i like ben! ben & jay. haha almost like ben & jerry's! which means ill forever love your two kids. (: hahaha

Posted by Aunt Kelsey (: on February 03, 2010 at 09:35 PM EST #

You make me laugh out loud! I definitely like Reid :)

Posted by Joye on February 04, 2010 at 07:32 PM EST #

What about, Torry "Big Game" Holt Foster or Philip Rivers Foster or David Thompson Foster or Jerricho Cotchery Foster or Mario Williams Foster?

Posted by Bethany Watkins on February 04, 2010 at 09:30 PM EST #

Hi Jen,
Thanks for keeping us up to date on TWO blogs. Whew! Nothing like hearing updates on the Jay and your new little one! Just a thought, I know your Mom is partial to Elvis and it is a 'family' name.??? Maybe, Maybe not???
Hang in there Lil Momma and if you need anything, ANYTHING, please call.

PS get the link to my blog from your Mom if you are at all interested...

Posted by Susie Hoffman on February 05, 2010 at 12:01 AM EST #

Just read the list to T and he said he needed to go think about it in his room. Looks to me like Drew or Dylan would fit said initials. Oh, and just so you know, T is "typing" the suggestions into his computer, he can't come up with a solution either! :)

Posted by Lisa on February 07, 2010 at 08:47 PM EST #

I'm a big fan of single syllable first names. They're first-day-of-school-friendly. Just throwing that out there. Hope you're doing well!

Posted by Dean on February 07, 2010 at 11:51 PM EST #

I like one syllable names, too, but I like names that you are called that are the same as the one on your birth certificate. For example, Jay is often short for James or John or something else that starts with a J. But Jay's name is just Jay, and I don't think there is any way to shorten that. It is easier when you are called by your first name instead of your middle name and when your first name is not some shortened version of your real name. (This certainly sounds rambly. Perhaps I should keep this opinion to myself!)

Posted by laura on February 12, 2010 at 12:11 PM EST #

One more thought: Have you considered Chip or Julian? You liked those so much for your Potato Head family, perhaps they would work for yours as well!

Posted by Laura on February 12, 2010 at 12:18 PM EST #

This Cheese Doodle name thing has been bugging me ever since you wrote the post above. First, I found out that Mick Jagger is not really Philip Michael but is, inexplicably, Michael Philip. I have been looking at your list of names and have a new observation...

Many southerners call their kids by both names (ie. Billy Bob, Johnny Ray, Mary Beth). I have been trying to work your list into this scheme by fitting names into the frequently used parental expression, ", you get back here!"

Luke Zack, you get back here. (Wooooah...not pretty)

Brent Reid, you get back here. (Sounds like a Japaneese guy talking about a damaged bamboo shoot, a brent reed)

Russell Greg, you get back here. (This may be the best of the choices. I just realized that the scheme works better if the multisyllable name is first.)

Benjamin Drew, you get back here. (Not bad, except for his whole life he would be asked, "What did Benjamin draw?")

Just more helpful thoughts...

Mike P.

ps. what's this math test I have to take with each comment? I keep having to haul out the calculator.

Posted by Mike Perry (aka Uncle Mike) on May 24, 2010 at 10:33 PM EDT #

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