August 11, 2011

Manly Names: Sports Edition

Another week has passed and the boy still isn’t here. That leaves two more weeks until the due date is upon us. After Ariane visited her doctor this week it doesn’t look good for the boy’s early arrival. So we’ll have another poll to help decide on a manly name.

Jack really dominated the poll last week. This week’s poll will be manly sports names or names from some of my favorite players. Perhaps the names themselves aren’t the manliest of names but the accomplishments of these men are what makes the name itself manly.

REGGIE: The shooting guard for the Indiana Pacers, Reggie Miller was a very exciting player who was known for his three point shooting, his trash talking and taunting Spike Lee. He was a five time All-Star, played in an NBA Finals and won two Olympic Gold Medals with team USA. Pacer would make an interesting name though I am a Jazz fan first and I don’t want to give people the wrong impression.

JERMAINE: The name of the point guard who played for Weber State while I was a student there. He led the Wildcats to an undefeated regular season in the Big Sky Conference, helped the team to a conference championship, a trip to the NCAA tournament and was named to the Weber State Basketball All-Decade Team. I think Wildcat would also be a cool name for the boy.

OZZIE: The Hall of Fame short stop for the St. Louis Cardinals and my favorite baseball player when I was a kid. Ozzie Smith was a 15 time All-Star, won the Gold Glove Award 13 times, a Silver Slugger Award, NLCS MVP and a World Series Champion. Cardinal just doesn’t seem like a manly enough name for the boy, I mean it is a pretty little bird after all.

JOHN: John Elway was my favorite football player when I was a kid and also as a young adult. He was the quarterback of the Denver Broncos for 15 years. During that time he was nine time pro bowl selection, played in 5 Super Bowls winning two, a Super Bowl MVP and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Bronco would be a very manly too, but I don’t want people thinking that I named the boy for the coach of the team down south, if you know what I mean.

ALEX: Smith was the quarter back for the University of Utah when they won the Fiesta Bowl in 2005. He was 21-1 as a starter, Mountain West Conference Player of the Year in 2004 and the first overall pick in the 2005 NFL draft. Ute would be a really cool first name and it’s short so it would go well with a long last name like Bredthauer.

Who knows how many of these ridiculous polls we have left? Ariane hopes this is the last one but I guess we will see.


Krissy said...

I voted for Ozzie because it sounds so cool. Of course, then you'd have people asking if he's named after Ozzie Osborn. A risk worth taking, I think.

Sarah said...

Bronco is definitely cool but that one school is not something you want to bring into your family. I also like Jermaine. I think it is super black and would be a great name for the boy.

PS - Do you guys already have a name picked out and are you just doing this for fun?

Hali said...

I voted Jermaine before I even read the post, it just called to me!