How to Help Pick a Baby Name (rerun)

As you know, the appearances of most of my characters are based on real people I know. Jenkins’ look is based on a guy I know who is actually quite decent and personable, and (predictably) has a great sense of humor.

Recently, he and his wife welcomed their first baby. A mutual friend made them two gifts.

I’m told that he (The man who would be Jenkins) loves them. No word on what his wife thinks.

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Reader Comments (20)

Ha, I bet you never expected BI merchandising to branch out into baby products!

October 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Dr. Manhattan: The Jenkins was your father?
Jenkins Spawn: No. Not him. NOOOOO!!!!!!!

October 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew

Does he like Jenkinsexclamationmark dot com?

October 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterThe Chosen One

Off-topic, I just read the most perfect quote for you:
"It's simple, only murders committed with guns are actually murders. Knife murders aren't actually murders, they're pointy hugs."

I believe a certain superhero will appreciate that logic.

October 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterThe Chosen One

i gave my wife an infini-tee with my image on it for new year's a couple of years ago. she wears it to work sometimes. her coworkers don't find it nearly as funny as we do.

October 21, 2014 | Unregistered Commenternavarro

Aww! How cute! BI Baby (tm), the latest in BI gear!

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. "Jenkins" on their new arrival!

October 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCR

I started reading the comic regularly after the last Infini-tee sale. Hopefully they will go on sale again sometime.

October 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterK7

Ugh, no 'e' or 'y' (and especially not 'n') belong in the middle of my name! =P

October 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBraden

I disagree with the trendy names helping your kid fit in - names like that are a curse on children who will spend most of their lives having to spell the name mommy and daddy gave them to make them "special." Worst example I've seen... Gennyphur instead of Jennifer.

October 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTlalocW

Chosen One - that is the best quote I've ever seen.

Scott - "The-man-who-would-be-Jenkins" - superb. Literary kudos in spades to you, good sir.

October 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPaddy

So I'm guessing the next time you go to dinner at their place it's going to be awkward.

October 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJoshua

Isn't Khan a captain? Just not a Starfleet one.

October 22, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterorangina

James Burden Picard has a nice ring to it.

October 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMikey

I always imagined the real life Jenkins was a tool like the BI Jenkins. Somehow, knowing that the real life Jenkins is actually a nice guy with a sense of humor improves my enjoyment of BI Jenkins. Thanks Scott.

October 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRay

He'd have to have a good sense of humor, given how you use his likeness.

October 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterORione

I see potential in the Jenkins diapers. Could be big sellers in the BI breeder community.

And you could feature Mullet Boss in the adult diaper.

October 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Walters

I like the sparkly toes in the blankie picture..a much better choice than a quarter as a way to show scale.

October 22, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterdiscopitbull

As a baby shower gift, may I suggest a certificate for a free vasectomy?

October 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHopalong Ginsberg

Does this mean Jenkins will no longer hit on Athena?

October 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDaisy

Khaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan is a great name. It is pronounced, mainly by annoyed parents and acquaintances, as it is written. Are they sure it is not a girl? What about Janeway?

October 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterThiago

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