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S-R births list from Aug. 8, 1996

Hope all these kids are happy, healthy and enjoying being teenagers.

One reason I miss the births listings

Every now and then, someone would name a newborn after a character in “The Three Musketeers.”

Finally met Eleanor in person last night

She seems like a great kid. Practically all grown up though. Has three younger siblings now.

And in case you want to hear the song…

Elvis movie characters as baby names

Hey, it's an option.

Here are some of the choices. Which is your favorite?

A) Scott. B) Jess. C) Steve. D) Joe. E) Chad. F) Clint. G) Toby. H) Deke. I) Vince. J) John. K) Pacer. L) Tulsa. M) Rusty. N) Lucky.

Or you could choose an Elvis character-name for yourself at work today and ask that colleagues address you as such.

I dibs “Deke.”

That’s the ticket

High school teacher Dave Jackson wonders if any babies have been conceived in the GU Kennel Club “Tent City” before a big game. And he further wonders what would be a creative name for such a child.

Checkout aisle conversation

The grocery cashier was asked if he had any names in mind for the baby he and his wife are expecting.

“I'm thinking 'Megatron',” he deadpanned.

The shopper said the child would probably raise objections in four or five years. “Dad, EVERYONE in my class is named Megatron.”

The cashier chuckled.

The crest of bad baby names insanity

Has crashed down on 1st and 2nd grade classrooms.

Please observe a moment of silence as your show of support for the school teachers having to cope with parental insanity of six and seven years ago.

The Creature Whose Name Can Not Be Pronounced/Spelled.

I’m optimistic about baby names trend

Two preschool boys who live across the street from us have Franklin and Finnegan for first names.

Rise of the machines

Are you one of those parents who reject real names when it comes to deciding what to call a newborn?

Well, here's a possibility.

I was looking at a grocery store receipt and noticed something up at the top. Right beneath the date and time, it said: “HELLO, MY NAME IS LANE #1.”

 Perfect. Then you could call the second kid Lane #2. 

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