Breaking News: Suddenly Moxie Crimefighter Doesn't Sound So Weird After All

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Some parents in China, in an admirable attempt to bump the lead paint scare off the headlines, are trying to name their child @.

That's right, @.

After all those months of painfully brainstorming names for She Who is Now Called Sage, who knew that the perfect answer was right there in front of us, every time we checked our email.

Personally I prefer &.

At least you could call him Sandy.

Sorry, grammar geek humor.


Blogger J at www.jellyjules.com said...

Sandy...you're funny. :)

If they have a boy, could they call him Atticus? (That's the best I could do with the @ symbol...sorry....)

8/16/07, 12:00 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Moxie Crimefighter never sounded weird to me. Is *that* weird?

8/16/07, 12:14 PM  
Blogger Mommy off the Record said...

I just heard read about this too!

Since I'm still trying to decide on a name for this baby, I'm now considering something like * and we can call him Star.

8/16/07, 12:33 PM  
Anonymous MetroDad said...

I love grammar geek humor. I think I'll name my next kid "/" so we can call him Slash.

8/16/07, 12:39 PM  
Anonymous DaisyCake said...

I guess I'm not a grammar geek. I don't get it. Now I'd get it if the name was "&" and you called him/her "Andy/Andi". But the "S" in Sandy is throwing me......

Likey the name Slash!

8/16/07, 1:22 PM  
Blogger Michele said...

I prefer . Dottie. Or - Dash for a boy.

8/16/07, 1:37 PM  
Blogger Phoenix said...

That's so wrong. @ is not a proper name. They should have at least gone with *. I'm not sure how you'd pronounce it, but it's prettier on paper.

I like MD's / idea as well.

8/16/07, 1:40 PM  
Blogger Phoenix said...

Ah shit sorry, I just read Mommy of the records. I didn't mean to steal it. ;)

8/16/07, 1:41 PM  
Blogger rronan said...

Ampersandy! That's incredibly funny!

How about Matilda, but use ~ the tilde...

Funny funny

8/16/07, 2:10 PM  
Blogger slouching mom said...

I think I'd choose Bracket.

8/16/07, 2:56 PM  
Anonymous my minivan is faster than yours said...

I'm not all that into punctuation, so I'm just going to go with naming my next one F7.

There will be no next one.

8/16/07, 2:59 PM  
Blogger Blog Antagonist said...

Hey. Prince did it. In the same vein, I suppose that when the furor dies down and they begin to see the error of their ways, they can call him "The Baby Formerly known as @"

8/16/07, 3:08 PM  
Blogger Lawyer Mama said...

I kind of like Moxie Crimefighter.

Now, ~, that's a name I could get behind. @ is just far too common.

8/16/07, 3:22 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Being a grammar geek, I totally love the "Sandy" joke. :-)

What would the nickname be if they named him *?

Oh my.

8/16/07, 4:29 PM  
Blogger Design Mom said...

I still like Moxie Crimefighter as well. Super-Hero-Like names score points with me.

We didn't give our 3rd daughter a middle name, at least partially because "Betty Blair" sounds like it could be the name of a superhero alter ego. Maybe even Moxie Crimefighter.

8/16/07, 7:39 PM  
Anonymous another jennifer said...

Hee. Moxie Crimefighter and Pilot Inspektor have always been two of my favorite weird celebrity baby names.

Is it weird that I think Bracket is kind of a cool name?

(My daughter is going to be so glad she wasn't a boy.... because... ya know... Bracket is totally a BOY name... damn I'm weird...)

8/16/07, 8:04 PM  
Blogger Jozet said...



That's the kind of sense of humor that makes me fall in love with a person.

So watch out.

Personally, I love the ...

And Dotty is such a cute nickname.

8/16/07, 9:20 PM  
Anonymous dorothy said...

You are so totally going to hell.

8/16/07, 11:36 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

And people thought names from the seventies were strange. Now "Moonbeam" seems so perfectly genteel.

8/17/07, 1:08 AM  
Blogger Lady M said...

Sandy - hahahaha!

Excuse me while I compose myself.

8/17/07, 5:30 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

"Sandy"! :::snicker snicker::: Very clever. Did you hear about the people wanting to name their son Superman? Can you just see the kid jumping off the monkey bars to fly (or shall I say 'fall with style'?) And imagine his poor wife's disappointment when Superman only lasts two minutes in bed.

8/17/07, 2:18 PM  
Blogger Jerseygirl89 said...

I saw a guy on TV last night named Skavinsky Hymes.

Granted, he was a prison inmate.

And I totally agree with you on &. Or why not just be honest and name the kid $ ?

8/18/07, 11:27 PM  

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