More about the name: A teaser

By kenny friedman on Friday, August 21, 2009

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When we started thinking about having kids Staci and I had all the discussions about names.

I was thinking that if we have a boy we'd name it after one of the greatest actors of our time, French Stewart. The reason I like French as a first name is that telemarketers and the like mispronounce Friedman and say it like it's spelled Fried-man instead of the real pronunciation Freed-man. Crazy Hungarians are to blame for the odd spelling but I think it's common knowledge that that's how you pronounce it. So the kid would be called French Fried-man...but some folks thought that would be cruel...and Monkey was rejected as a girls name.

But Staci had the idea to use her grandmother (Minnie) and great aunt's (Hilda...although she went by Auntie...pictured above) initials as the first and last letter in a name. That's because whether it was to slip some cash in each pocket or to give her a little tap when she was saying things she shouldn't they were always at her side.

So we got M as the first letter and H as the last. I suggested going old school with a nod to the Muppets in naming the kid Menomenah. That, like my other suggestions, was rejected.

We nailed some names down for a boy or girl...I'm just not sure if Staci's cool with me divulging it yet. So...more to come.



6 comments:

  1. Menorah? (the candle thing)
    Mynah? (the bird, alternate spelling)
    Mirth? (joy, a feeling I'm told some feel)
    Moth? (that would be awesome, like Apple, Denim, and Banjo)

    Clearly I'm an amateur at this baby-naming game.

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  2. I'm still voting for P.O.O.F., boy or girl.

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  3. I actually love Moth...and if Staci is out of it after the birth I can probably sneak it in.

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  4. I think I will have to call the pre-kid Menenomenah from now until you guys say otherwise!!! It's really catchy and makes me start dancing like a muppett whenever I think it! ~Jen

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  5. Hi there Kenny. My name is Allison Louwagie. A friend of Staci's from Herzl camp. What about Matildah for a girl?? There is a little Matildah in my son's preschool class and I love the name on her. Just a suggestion:)

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  6. Hey Allison...thanks for the suggestion...we actually have the names picked and that was in the hopper so we'll see.

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