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Friday, June 14, 2013

Baby Names

If there is one thing Sarah (my GF) and I both hate is stupid baby names. My biggest annoyance is with my fellow mormons who name their kids after BoM heros, throw together a few random syllables, or uniquely incorrectly spell common names. I'm okay with ethnic and cultural names (as you'll see below) but not the plain dumb ones you see on blogs like this. (Example of ethnic cultural name. My nephew, who's mother is British, is named Fox, a traditional British name)

We've brainstormed a few names ourselves. Seeing as Sarah and I both identify with southern culture, we have a few southern names. (written in red)

Joshua Aaron, Jr. (Aaron) (Southern tradition to call oldest by his middle name)
Jackson Lee (Jack)
Jonathan Thomas
Nikoli Stewart
Michael Robert
Daniel Jacob
David Scott

Rebekah Lynn
Elizabeth Kathryn
Jennifer Ann
Savannah Rose

If i could have it my way, it would be:
Joshua Aaron Pillow, Jr
Elizabeth Kathryn Pillow
Jackson Lee Pillow
Michael Robert Pillow
Savannah Rose Pillow
Jonathan Thomas Pillow. (Bubba)

Why? My Family is:
Joseph Benjamin Pillow (Goes by Ben)
Cherryl Emily Pillow (The spelling for Cherryl is a family thing that goes way back.)
Bryan James Pillow
Michael Thomas Pillow
Sarah Elizabeth Pillow Flaniken
Joshua Aaron Pillow

Each daughter has an older and a younger brother to scare away potential suitors. And all those guy names are strong masculine names.

What better way to end this post than with "Boy Named Sue"?

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Torch it.

In Capitalist America, bank rob you.

But, ya know, this is just the way things work, right?

"[schools] are indoctrination centers where children are sent to be stripped of their individuality and turned into another brain-dead soulless member of the American consumer culture." -George Carlin