Monday, January 28, 2008

What's in a name?

Let's take a little journey back in time. Back to long before Jim and I were even expecting, back to one of those times where I was supposed to be working hard at my job but was, instead, sticking it to the man by daydreaming about baby names and surfing the endless proliferation of baby namer websites. (Shh! That can just be our little secret, okay?)

One of my searches turned up a hit for the Utah Baby Namer website. Pure gold. Not that I would ever name my own kids any of those names, but I couldn't stop laughing, especially when I read "The Cream of the Crop" list. I lived in Utah, and could swear I have actually met some of the people with those names.

So, if you're searching for more evidence to add to the pile that Mormons are way too weird for the Oval Office, or if you just want a good laugh, check it out. Turns out "Mitt" is pretty normal compared to some of the things other Mormons name their kids. (Oh, and Mitt's first name is actually Willard. I think I'd go by "Mitt", too.)

2 comments:

No Cool Story said...

That list "cream of the crop" is hilarious: Tithing, Quorum, Iron Rod...what? Oh boy :D

aubrey said...

i once read of a little boy who was born into a family with the last name of payne. he was the last boy in a big family and they named him justin other.