Mrs. RickJay and I already have our kids’ names picked. so without further ado:
- Richard (Sort of a family thing; I’m the 5th Richard in a row, at least)
We aren’t planning to have 8 kids, but we may have 3 or 4 so you have to be prepared. (So we won’t have a boy named Nicholas and a girl named Nicole.)
I’m partial to names that aren’t too common but that won’t become dated, such as the worst girls’ name of all time, “Madison.” (Do not name your kid after a joke from a Ron Howard movie.)
No offense to anyone’s picks, but I don’t think trendy names, words borrowed from other parts of speech, or weird misspellings of names are well-thought-out choices. I also would take caution about going for whatever the latest ethnic trend is; there’s an absolute craze here right now for Irish names, which individually are often quite nice, but with the sheer volume of them and the fact that parents are one-upping each other on the Irishness of the names, in about eight years every elementary school class is going to have fourteen kids with names like “Hleaghrion,” pronounced “Jim-Bob.” Still, if it’s a nice name, it doesn’t matter what ethnic background it’s from.
Oh, and Christ Jesus, do not give your kids theme names. Roger Clemens named his kids Koby, Kory, Kary, and Katy or something like that. People who do that deserve to have their kids abandon them in abusive nursing homes.
I am also partial to “Heather” but Mrs. RickJay doesn’t like it.