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September 13, 2008


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Can Lightning for me, Rifle Panzer for my wife, and Chase Rooster and Seam Marauder for my sons. But none of those even come close to the greatness that is Comma Liberty.

Greetings from Shank Piston! ( Care of the Name Generator)Amazing! I was born in Detroit,the motor city! In high school I knew a girl named ,"Penny Nickels." She always insisted on being called ,June, her middle name. (Parents can be so cruel!) On the other hand, maybe it's like the Johnny Cash song, " A Boy Named Sue." It's supposed to make kids tough.

Did you see this fascinating piece that raises the question (among others): What if Bristol were "LaShonda" and her "fiance" was her "baby daddy"?


@June: I hadn't seen that particular column, though I've read similar arguments. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

By the way, the author, Tammerlin Drummond, is the daughter of William Drummond, a distinguished journalist himself (NPR, LA Times) and a professor of journalism at my alma mater, Berkeley. Next time I see him I'll have to ask him about Tammerlin's name--a variant of Tamerlane? http://www.silk-road.com/artl/timur.shtml

I knew you'd find this! Well, meet Sack Panther. I'm married to Lock Pepper, and have two daughters: Knife Pile and Foot Chassis. I'd say run with Comma Liberty. That's totally a keeper.

Is anyone else reminded of that episode of "30 Rock" where Cerie, the airhead receptionist, muses on names for her first child? "If it's a girl, Bookcase. Or Sandstorm. Or maybe Hat." She pauses in a simulation of thought. "But maybe that's more of a boy's name."

Missile Blunt, here. I'm married to Gripper Carom and not quite sure what to do with a name that sounds like a punchline in search of a good joke.

Isn't Renee the name of a popular indigestion tablet?!

@Baby Names Meanings: Not in the United States. I'm not sure what you're referring to. "Renee" is a woman's name; in French it means "reborn."

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