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What’s In A Name?

Lately I’ve had a lot of friends (yes I have friends!) who are expecting childrens (yes I added the “s” at the end because I’m from the South and the ‘hood and that’s how we roll).  Once they figure out the gender of the baby, the questions from EVERYONE around them start to come.  “What are you gonna name your baby?” “Have you come up with a name?” “Who’s picking the name?” “Did you guys agree on a name yet?” “What about (insert name here)? It’s a really nice name.” “What… is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?”  As an expecting couple, I’m sure these questions start getting on your nerves (just like it’s annoying when people rub an expecting woman’s belly, unless you have an itch, then I bet that isn’t such a bad thing, or is it?).  So what are you gonna name your baby?  Yep, I just did that.  What is the fair way to determine who names the child? Luckily for you guys, I know the answer, and I’m gonna break it down for you…bullet point style!

When naming a child precedence goes as follows:

  • Culture – Follow cultural norms for first born.  Some cultures name their first born sons after the father of the son.
  • History – Follow family naming patterns. James I, James Jr., James III (you get it?)

Once these are observed the rules are as follows:

  • Whoever name the first born child relinquishes the right to name the second born.  Think of it like a pick up game of basketball, you don’t get the first and second pick at the playground.  Be fair let the other spouse get dibs on the second child.
  • Alternate thereafter if there is no consensus on the name of a child.  If you do not like the alternating approach after child number 2, then paper, rock, scissors is your best bet (obviously we know how I feel about PRS https://idonesaidit.com/2012/03/01/conflict-resolution-my-way-to-fix-the-world/).
  • If the name doesn’t follow the Culture or History category and is a stupid name, just don’t do it.  Seriously, if it’s a name that is gonna put your kid in the psychiatrists office at the age of 14, just save that poor child the emotional damage.

Simple.  I just saved a whole lot of couples arguments.  BOOMSHACKALACKA (that is definitely not even appropriate for this conversation)!! If all else fails tho, just name your child after me.  If you don’t know my name, ya betta ask somebody!

Your name is Orangello? Wow…sorry for you bro…

(If you are a chick and you answered one of those questions in the first paragraph with “An African or European Swallow?” then we should probably get married and make babies so that this blog will then become relevant to our situation. Call me….maybe?)


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In West Philadelphia….

Here come the hotsteppa (murderer) I’m the lyrical gangsta (murderer)….ok, so here comes the 1990’s bracket of the “I Done Said It Awesomeness Tournament” (IDSIAT for short, copyright pending?).  So far in picking out the shows, the 1980’s (see earlier post to vote for winners) and the 1990’s shows were the hardest to trim down to just 16 quality shows.  Off of shear volume, these 2 decades have the advantage in the tournament, but in the end, only one team from each decade advances so it’s gonna come down to the strength of that winner.  Here comes Part 2 of the IDSIAT.

So now the unveiling of the 1990’s bracket:

1. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air vs. 16. Home Improvement

Will Smifffff vs. Tim Allen…one on one, who do you think wins?

8. The Jamie Foxx Show vs. Boy Meets World

Let’s be real, this comes down to Fancy vs. Topanga

4. Beverly Hills 90210 vs. 13. Walker, Texas Ranger

I didn’t even watch Walker, but I’m that afraid of Chuck Norris, that I couldn’t leave him out.  Rich kids, you think you can live up to your higher seed?

5. Full House vs. 12. Everybody Loves Raymond

Family based shows, both funny, is this an upset brewing? “HOW RUDE!”

2. Seinfeld vs. 15. Step by Step

4 idiots vs. a family of idiots….

7. Family Matters vs. 10. ER

Steve Urkel vs. the doctor George Clooney played….

3. Friends vs. 14. The Wayans Brothers

Judging on race alone, the ‘friends’ have no chance…upset alert?

6. Saved by the Bell vs. 11. Melrose Place

Just a gut feeling that Zack Morris somehow seduces Heather Locklear for the win

Where the hell is Kimmy Gibbler in this pic? Such an integral (annoying) part of the show!


(For the record, I hate typing in all caps)

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