Sunday, November 21, 2004

G. H.

Buzz. Time is up.

Here's the unpopular (and for some, hateful) name that we're giving to our son:

Gideon Hart Morrow

Laura Carter was the first person to correctly identify the middle name, so she gets a prize. Laura, please send me your address so I can send it to you.

Nobody guessed the first name. But that wasn't for lack of effort.

In the Old Testament (book of Judges) Gideon was a great leader and warrior. I'll refer to any girlfriend and/or wife that I don't care for as "Gideon's Strumpet."

As for Hart, we like the sound. It's English and means deer. The poet I was referring to was, of course, Hart Crane.

Thanks for playing!

11 Comments:

At 1:03 AM, Blogger Laura Carter said...

It's a beautiful name! One of my professors has a lovely son named Gideon (with a brother Raphael, if you're thinking of trying again later).

What do I get?

 
At 2:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Laura,
You'll have to come up with 9 other names to fill out the rest of the soccer team!

:)

 
At 2:41 AM, Blogger eeksypeeksy said...

"What's his nickname going to be?"

Giddy. Giddy-up.

 
At 2:43 AM, Blogger Reb said...

Malcolm, I guess you've been talking to my dad.

 
At 5:33 AM, Blogger Michael said...

That's a helluva an excellent name. Almost as cool as Michael Alan Schiavo. Almost.

 
At 7:41 AM, Blogger shanna said...

it's terrific!

 
At 10:06 AM, Blogger Charles said...

I love the name! Gideon is also the name of one of the MTV News anchors—the dorkedelic, charmingly cute one who seems like the indie music god. He's pretty nerd-fabulous.

And it does have a great sound to it. How can he not be a writer with a name like that?!

 
At 7:07 PM, Blogger Phatback said...

Gideon Hart Morrow? I hope he's 6' 8" like his "father", cause that is going to be one popular name when he goes to school!

 
At 7:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever new-age grifter told you this name was effeminate was full of shit. Gideon is a strong, proud name. It's unusual without being silly, bizarre, or era-specific. Good job.

__Allyssa

 
At 7:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And clearly, Gideon WILL heart Morrow AND Livingston. Well done.
- from HAZEL'S mother
(and believe me, we took shit for that)

 
At 11:42 PM, Blogger Heidi Lynn Staples (formerly Heidi Peppermint) said...

guts of iron glinting ions giddy eons gideon lovely powerful get ye on! name

 

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