Known Johnson

May 2, 2005

A rose by any other name . . . except for these

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tom @ 4:49 pm

In looking up names in our name book, Alissa and I pretty much agree that neither Dorcas nor Glaw are particularly fitting names for our baby. Not because they’re awful names (I have to say that because a couple of someones out there, sadly, are named “Dorcas” and “Glaw”) but because of the following reasons:

  1. You do not, ever, pair a term like “Dorcas” with a last name like “Johnson.” You just don’t.
  2. As lovely a name as “Glaw” is, I have a hard time not hearing it in my head as “The Glaw,” as if it were not just a name but a species of disgusting creatures found in a very b-quality movie.


  1. A couple of requests: If you have a boy, please don’t name him Kelly, or Pat, or any other name that might be considered a girl’s name.
    Likewise, if you have a girl, please don’t name her Pat, or Roger, or, God forbid, Lawrence with a French accent (HER FRIENDS WILL CALL HER LARRY).

    Comment by Bekah — May 3, 2005 @ 1:39 pm | Reply

  2. we have a woman member of parliament over here called Steve……….. i mean, i ask you!

    Comment by marc — May 4, 2005 @ 2:53 am | Reply

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