Being a father is a wild ride. My name is Christopher & these are my observations, theories & comments on life as the dad of my two boys Ripley & Jayden. I write this to air my thoughts & update my friends & family with photos, videos and such like. For everyone else I offer hints and tips on parenting as I learn them. For legal reasons I make no direct reference to my employer or any of my colleagues.
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Tuesday, September 28, 2004
Thinking of a Name
Blimey this is tricky! Unless you are put in a position where you have to decide on something that may change another person's life then you probably don't appreciate the gravity of it. Or maybe I am over thinking this. For some reason I picture the seen of his first job interview, and the interviewer looks down at his notes and notices my boy's first name - the same first name as the guy who ran off with his wife the week before, consequently the interview is a disaster :) Silly - but that is the way I think - very long term. You may not like the fact - but first impressions affect your opinion of people before you know them. If someone talked about their friend - Bert, you assume, you classify, you catagorise, you file. Bert is a name that conjures up doddering old fool in baggy trousers and a knotted hanky on the head. I apologise to people called Bert, but you get the point. So this is important. Our son can't be mainstream, but he can't have the piss taken out of him.
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Penny and I love Ripley, it is an old English name. Elliot is good (for a boy). Sam is cute, and so on.