We have this silly contest where a group of friends submits one name each week for our son we are in the process of adopting from Rwanda. Each week Catherine reads the list of names to our daughters, E(9) and C(6). They give their opinions which Catherine transcribes. This week I laughed so hard reading them, I cried. So I thought I'd share.
Andrew - E - Nope. C - Nope. Cuz one of my friends is named Andrew. And that's all. And when you have a party and Andrew comes over and you say "Andrew, come here," they won't know who I'm talking to.
Beau - E - Not really. I just don't really like that name. No offense to anyone named Beau. C - No.
Brody - E. Uh huh. C - Uh huh.
Calvin - E - I guess. It's nice. I like that name. C - Ugh. I do not like Calvin. No.
Cash - E - Not really. C - No. and I was like "Mom, where's my Cash?" and you would say "it's on the table" and I would say "No, my brother" and you would say, "I don't know but there's cash on the table." I'll be right back.
Chase - E - Sure, I like that name. It's a nice name. C - NO. I don't like the name.
Colt - E - Uh, I really don't want him to get made fun of by them calling him "horse-boy" or something. C - Nah. Stop asking me. Ask Evie.
Delan - E - Not really. C - Nah. I don't like it. Let me be done with this commercial and I'll get back to you. (Begins acting out a commercial for her new Rapunzel wig).
Dillon - E - Not really. C - No-wah. Don't like it.
Dwayne - E - not really. Well, actually sure. C - NO. No. No. I don't like "D" names. I can't even pronounce it.
Eliot (the Lord is my God) - E - yeah. I like the meaning. C - I love that name. Cuz that's on the tv show, Leverage. The tough guy, his name is Eliot. So my brother can be tough and brave and curious.
Garren - E - No, not really C - nah, not a big fan.
Harper - E - that's a girl name. C - Harper Law School? No way.
Owen - E - nope. C - nah. Duh, duh, duhhhh (her ominous noise she learned yesterday - once again used inappropriately)
Sid - E - nope. C - what? no. nah, don't like that name much.
Tyresee (Ty-ree-see) - E - Nope. C - I don't really like that name.
Benjamin E - nah. C - Benjamin Franklin? No.
Butler - E - no. C - nah, that's a butler for a king or queen or princess. E - butler is a person who works for rich people C - and we are not rich, so we don't need a butler. we live in a tiny house with tiny pieces of food.
D’Angelo - E - No. C - it sounds like an enchilada. No. Duh, duhh, duhhhhh.
Elijah - C - that sounds like a girl. E - oh, yeah, sure.
Emmanuel - E - yeah. C - that's a horrible name. why would everybody...E - Emmanuel is what they called the Lord C - I don't even know this stuff
Gage (pledge, oath) - E - no, thank you C - no way, jose
Haley - E - no, that's a girl name C - duh, duhh, duhhhhh. Is there anything I can agree on?
Jackson - C - no. don't like it E - No. I just don't like it because it's the name of Jackson and I don't like him.
Josef - C - yeah, love it. yes, yes, yes. E - no, thank you. C - you don't like it? It's Joseph in the story. E - that is Joseph with "ph" C - I don't care. I like it.
Kayode (He brought peace) - C - my brother did not bring peace. and NO. E - sure
Kendrick - E - sure C - yeah
Lincoln E - no, not really. C - nah. that's a no.
Michael - E - not really. C - that's Liz's boyfriend. and if she gets married and you say "Michael, come here" and he will come and I'll say "why are you here? I was talking to my little brother, weirdo." So, no.
Reid - E - Not really. C - no, thank you. How many more left?
Rhys - E - that's a girl name. C - and that's our cousin's name. and at Christmas, I would say "Reese, come here" and he would come and say "yes" and I would say "I was calling the real Reese" and he would say "Oh, ok" - So, no.
Seavers - E - yeah, sure. C - yeah. that's a cool name. I like it.