October 25, 2005

And the answer isn't . . .

Well? Any guesses?



The answer to the unknown question is Jaquavius.

Say it out loud to yourself. Ja--QUAV--ius. Has a certain ring to it, doesn't it? A certain majesty, even. Kind of a Roman Empire vibe, no?

And yet, inexplicably, even capriciously, my wife, she who shall henceforth be called, "The Viking Bride", has, in the grossest and most disturbing unilateral exercise of power, rejected Jaquavius.

I speak the truth. She really has rejected this answer.

It seems that she thinks that would not be an appropriate name for our third child.

Did I mention that she's pregnant? 12 weeks along now.

By the way, whether I happen to agree with her that we will not be naming our new baby Jaquavius is totally besides the point. Of course, with apologies to any Jaquavius's out there, we will not be naming our child that.

But it does have a certain ring to it, no?

Posted by Random Penseur at October 25, 2005 02:58 PM | TrackBack

Wonderful news! Please pass along my best!

A close friend of mine always liked the ring that "Avarice" or "Avaricious" had, for a boy. He pictured him running around either in Victorian period clothing, or a Scottish kilt...

Posted by: Mandalei at October 25, 2005 03:15 PM

OH WOW! Congratulations you two! Very exciting!

And maybe you can name the baby "Java". It has some of the same letters in it as Jaquavius...

What? *blank look*


(Psst! So happy for you!)

Posted by: Amber at October 25, 2005 03:45 PM

WOO HOO! Another Child Child!

Just the other day I thought of Sequoia as a girl's name. Pretty -- in an Indian Princess kinda way. Also, it's the shortest word in common English usage containing all five vowels. But, that's not really part of the story, I guess...

Posted by: Tuning Spork at October 25, 2005 04:51 PM

Congratulations! Three little ones is rather intimidating at times, but wonderful and rather loud and crazy.

Jaquavius would really only work for a boy. It just wouldn't have the right ring, if third child is a girl. And speaking of which, you now face the dilemna I had when my third was born. After having The Boy and The Girl (or in your case Girl Child and Boy child) what do you call the third baby on your blog?

Posted by: Jordana at October 25, 2005 05:19 PM

Oh, happy news! Congratulations.
Perhaps you can reserve Jaquavius for the "blog name."

Posted by: nic at October 25, 2005 05:37 PM

Whoa! Mazel Tov!!! Get all the sleep you can. You "think" you remember how tiring it is...but you really don't.

Posted by: Linda at October 25, 2005 06:50 PM

That's wonderful news RP!

My wife wants to call our next one (if it's a boy) Tiberius or Griffin.

No, we're not Star Trek geeks at all.

I'm so glad for you and your family, I hope all goes well!

Posted by: Oorgo at October 25, 2005 06:51 PM

Congratulations to the whole family.

Posted by: Mia at October 25, 2005 07:27 PM


; )

Posted by: Christina at October 25, 2005 09:25 PM

this is wonderful.

Posted by: sn at October 25, 2005 09:26 PM


And remember, Chewbacca would be a great name.

Posted by: owlish at October 25, 2005 09:54 PM

Seems I'm not the only virile hunk of man floating around the Interweb these days.

Congrats, I'm of course go on the record as voting for the name Phin. Really Phin Munu does have certain ring too it.

Does anybody know just what the hell's in the blogidohexiweb's water supply??

Posted by: phin at October 25, 2005 10:50 PM

Way to go, RP! Congratulations. I can say from experience that being outnumbered by the kids is wonderful (if at times utterly exhausting).

Have you yet heard the inevitable "now you're moving from man-to-man to zone defense..." comment?

Posted by: JohnL at October 25, 2005 11:59 PM

Congratulation, I was almost Beauregard, thank God my Mom nixed that one, Junior High would have been hell.

Posted by: John at October 26, 2005 08:41 AM

Mazel Tov! What wonderful news.

Jaquavius. Hmmm, and the Hebrew name would be..? Could have been interesting :-)

Posted by: Jocelyn at October 26, 2005 10:13 AM


I think I agree with your wife regarding the name. Sorry. However, this simply gives you the opportunity to think of another name, also to continue your wonderful parenting skills.


Posted by: dee at October 26, 2005 10:44 AM

Congrats! Can't wait to hear more about it!

Posted by: CJ at October 26, 2005 12:12 PM

OH WOW!!!!

Man, there is something in the bloggy water, me thinks.


Posted by: Jennifer at October 26, 2005 01:36 PM


You *knooowww* I'm thrilled, delighted, excited and soo very happy for you and the Mrs.

God blessed us, every one didn't he? LOLLLL

Many, many hugs and kisses,

Posted by: Margi at October 26, 2005 01:47 PM

Trackback is not cooperating.

(Another congratulations, that's all.)

Posted by: Margi at October 26, 2005 01:51 PM

Well I like Jack. :)

Posted by: Amy at October 26, 2005 02:32 PM

My ex wanted to name the boys Lothar and Thor, respectively.

If you knew how much that made my blood pressure rise, you wouldn't be laughing right now.

Posted by: Margi at October 26, 2005 03:42 PM

Whatever you do, don't name him 'Howard'. It would just cause too much confusion when the nanny and I marry and I become Uncle Howard. :-)

Awesome news, RP, totally awesome.

Posted by: Howard at October 26, 2005 05:02 PM

I swear to GOD there's something in the blogosphere's water!

Congrats to you and the Viking Bride (I do so like that moniker!) That's wonderful news!

Posted by: Kathy at October 26, 2005 10:39 PM

Congrats! You'll love realigning your defense from man-to-man to zone.

"Jaquavius"? If that doesn't work out, you know you're not very far away from "Locutus".

Posted by: Robert the Llama Butcher at October 27, 2005 02:25 PM

Congratulations!! I hope the pregnancy goes healthfully and easily.
Hugs and the best to you and yours!

Posted by: Azalea at October 27, 2005 03:26 PM


Posted by: Ted at October 28, 2005 12:26 PM

A, but such a name would be perfectly fitting for the New Child's representation in Blogdom. Far better than Boy Child2 or Girl Child the Second. ;-)

Posted by: Jim at October 30, 2005 11:03 AM
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