Thursday, September 11, 2008

Bad Names and Memorable Dates

I had a good day. The kids seemed to enjoy my antics. I enjoyed the kids, though one of the kinder classes had a LARGE number go to timeout. I hate doing it, prefering to work with them, but there are things to be done, and if they hinder the learning(imagine the headlines: Kinder Learning Hindered?!)...well, I am not legally allowed to carry a taser.

So, let's talk about names. There are just some names that should not be given. Here's one that should never re-enter the lexicon: Adolf. I think it was pretty much ruined by its most famous wearer. How about Stalin? Mao? We don't see alot of kids named Satan, or even Lucifer, despite the legend that he was the most beautiful angel in heaven. Lee Harvey is not a popular combination anymore. Nor is Jack Ruby a popular name. How about John Wilkes? What about Bambi? Hannah Montanna is now not necessarily a good idea..what if she goes out of popularity once she hits puberty? What about Maxwell Klinger? Walter O'Reilly? Sherman? There are many names that probably should NOT be used to name your spawn. What about James Earl Ray? What if you had a German child named Jerry? What about James Tiberius? Or Jean Luc? Pavel Checkov? William thomas Riker? Alex P. Keaton? Oh, the pains of naming a child! What if we decided to name our little girl Hildegard Unice? Her initials would be HUH? Or our son Hubert Albert? HAH! So, Kim, do you have any ideas?

Well, I found another blog you might like. She is a bit funny. The blog name, Blissfully Caffeinated, is way too descriptive! She is funny, just disregard today's September 11 blog, which is not exactly hilarious.

Well, I suppose I would be an ass not to mention it, but given the number of people remembering this day, maybe I am a little redundant. Don't get me wrong, I like dates... especially fresh California ones(And Kim says Bacon wrapped Dates are the bomb)...but also the calendar type. What really sticks in my mind is the fact that I came home for lunch and found it on the TV. I had known about some airplane crashing into a high rise, but not the extent of it. I almost did not go back to work that morning. It was trully memorable and horrible. I also remember the skies being contrail free for week. The Discovery magazine later noted temperatures in the continental US rose because of the lack of cooling contrails in that week. Leave it to scientists to find a bright side! Well, I suppose we each have our tales to tell. I suspect it is similar to such things as the day Mount St. Helens blew and the day Kennedy was shot. Go fig.

4 comments:

Cora said...

How about Drew Ulysses Huffman? Duh? Kim should be happy you are at least on the name subject.

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Well.. should I say first off that I am really happy that you have at least started to think about names..
Now .. if you are going to name my nephew and niece with DUH,HUH,HAH,, or whatever else...
I guess I will continue to call HER~ Little Miss and HIM~ Baby Boy...
So.. now.. you are right on the bacon wrapped dates.. and you should try them this weekend..
But I also think since you are now in the classroom to start listening to some of the names so that I can finish buying some things becuase I can not buy them until YOU HELP WITH NAMES...
Okay.. done ...
Have a Great Evening...

Erin said...

Interesting you mention Hannah Montana in your last two blogs... Hey I have a cousin who's initals are PAD.. ha ha poor thing.

blissfullycaffeinated said...

Thanks for the link!