Thursday, June 19, 2008

What's In a Name

Friends of the monkey Shawn and Melissa are pregnant and due in October and as we near the birth there has been one small question... what to name their son to be. The current name that has been batted around I believe is Nathaniel, but that name is not the most popular choice. Yes, it is a solid name with many options for him through out his life, but the name of choice within the newsroom is Cash.

As you can tell Shawn is a fan of Mr Johnny Cash, I personally think that's a kick ass name. Early on in life he's not going to get it, but later on that name rocks! He could be anything from musician, power broker or even Ohio State Quarterback. Hell, I'm thinking about changing my name to Cash. Yet Melissa's mother is not happy with the name Cash, so that has forced the name to the underground where I am and I shall get a grass root effort going to name the youngster Cash.


You maybe in the mother camp and say that name is way too over the top, who are these people rock stars or something? Well consider this, Shawn is a conservative and with a current agreement the child's initials could be NPR also know as National Public Radio. Well, once this was mentioned that set Shawn off and has given more leverage to Cash. On the same hand though, Cash would end up being CPR. The choices are there, an organization that is funded by the government or a method of saving lives.
To help out I have created a poll over to the left there that will run from now till October 1st and I think the readers should decide the name, of course two options were too few so I added my name, well because I rock and my usual sarcastic baby name Englebert. Rock the vote people, the choice is yours.

8 comments:

Shawn said...

I love it....ROCK THE VOTE PEOPLE...the Cash name will live on!!!!

Big Fella said...

I personally like the name Leroy, but I get a funny feeling Melissa will squash that... I love the name Cash... Nickname could be "Cash Money" especially if he's a ball player... The marketing possibilities are endless...

J Dog said...

Very true big fella, you see more reasons for the name.

Anonymous said...

Hey Shawn (and Melissa too),
Tom sent me this site because he knows I love the etymology (word history, not entomology=creepy-crawlies) of names!

Here's what I know:
It has risen in popularity since 2003 when it ranged just inside the 1,000th most popular American baby name until last year ranking better than 400th. Still it would set him apart from most of his peers.

Also, Cash can be short for Cassius, as in Roman General/Senator who conspired against Caesar--a very manly and historic name--or it can be short for Casper--a very friendly name. :) And, of course, the name rocks like the Man in Black!

Side note: If I were ever to have a son, I wanted to name him Nash, which is very similar, but Tom has already turned that down. Ha-ha, oh well! I say go for the name you and Melissa want!

Good Luck with your poll!
Aubrey

Shawn said...

Aubrey,
This poll is really taking on a life of it's own. If you and Tom decide to adopt someday we'll have to do a similar poll. Here are my top boys name that are near and dear to Tom's heart.

#1)Robere'
#2)BoogerEater
#3)Titus II
#4)Cleveland
#5)Willie May Hays
#6)Wild Thing
#7)Kosar
#8)Brutus

Hope this helps!!!!
Shawn
ps...did you vote????

Anonymous said...

Just to clarify the above names Repper, I would not approve of #2 or #3. The rest would all be fantabulous!

-Peepin' Tom

J Dog said...

Wait Nash as in Nash Bridges one of Chuck Norris fame?

J Dog said...

Wait Nash as in Nash Bridges one of Chuck Norris fame?