27 February 2008
Old Testament Baby Shower
Maybe it was too late when we read scriptures last night, but these names from 1st Kings tickled my funny bone.
"Your baby is so cute! What did you name her?"
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"Your baby is so cute! What did you name him?"
"Haggith. You know, like Haggis with a lisp."
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Alex also pointed out that the same conversation could be had between the friend and the mother of Mahershaleelhashbaz. What is with these names? I guess they didn't have the SSA website where you can look up how normal a baby's name is. . . like, if it's ever been used once, in the last fifty or so years.
Maybe we could take a note. Maybe instead of Henry, we should name this son "Little-boy-who-liked-to-kick-his-mother- really-hard-while-in-utero." I'm sure his kindergarten teacher won't mind working with him on spelling that one.