Wednesday, July 24, 2013


Eighteen weeks.

Halfway there! Oh c'mon, I felt the boy kick for the first time last night. Give a guy a break for getting a little faggy.

Settled on the name Nathan. It's biblical, so it won't be feminized. It's fairly common (just outside the top 20 boy names in the US), yet not so ubiquitous that he'll be Nathan E. in all of his classes. It shortens to a single syllable sobriquet. It isn't an easy target for ridicule in elementary school like Hayden (hey hey hey Hayden) or Will (wet willie).


Jokah Macpherson said...

Yeah, what could be more faggy than reproducing with a woman the old-fashioned way.

Interestingly, I used to work with a guy named Nathan whose goal in life was to have a dozen kids. Last I heard he was...heh...halfway there.

Anonymous said...

Nathan means gift from God.


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Assistant Village Idiot said...

Actually, just "gift," God being implied. It is explicit in Jo-nathan, and Nathani-el, "J-" and "el" both signifying God.

Nate The Great.

Audacious Epigone said...


Hah, that's the phrase I'm already using.

M.G. said...

Just wanted to pop in to say Congratulations!