Thursday, July 28, 2005


Chad the Elder & wife just welcomed their first child last weekend. In naming him Nathaniel, they avoided the curse of my (30-something) generation: ridiculous baby names. No other generation has given their offspring more awful names than mine. The offenses are many: butchered spelling, cutsie, trend following, surnames as first names, and dredging up names from the books of the bible that no one reads like Numbers or Judges.

So congrats to Chad and family on the birth of their son and double congrats on naming him a normal Christian name. In your honor, here is a list of the 11 worst names for a little boy baby in 2005 (and a big thank you to Sisyphus for his counsel on this post):

11. Sue
10. Engelbert
9. Finn
8. Keaneau
7. Ashley
6. Coleman
5. Shirley
4. Orenthal/O.J.
3. Osama
2. Adolph
1. Gaylord


Blogger Douglas said...

You left out Judas and Elvis.

By the way, in the book 1776, Nathaniel Greene is one of Washington's top lieutenants.

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