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It is not so much about having acquaintances or family help you pick a baby name, so much as it is a way to create small talk where you would otherwise not have anything in common to talk about with these folks.
It could be I'm just tired, or have had too much sugar, but I can't stop laughing at the first and fourth panels. It doesn't help that I'm picturing a woman standing on a front porch, yelling for her son to come in for dinner-- "KHAAAANNNNN!"
Omfg burden love it my sis in law is expecting# 4 now I have a perfect name for it
You have kept away from conversation
How 'bout "Soda"?
I lol'd on every panel - I have no favourite!
You could still go with Brayden or Jayden of course - just use one of the many variations thereof to give your child that extra bit of personality.
Otherwise, here's a handy list of fabulous names for expecting parents, and some exciting derivations:
Give them the gift that keeps on giving. A lifetime of telling people how their name is spelt.
hahahahahahahha, Maryyy, good line
Starkiller? Luke, han, jar jar, lando, r2, darth nobody!
No I know the mavericks kid should be named johnny Mac! Or if its a girl Sarah, initials I c s r f h Jenkins!
Second and third panel were gems Sir. Keep up with the work.But... maybe, just maybe, Gimli or Legolas will do.
Khaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnn!!!!! (It should appear on the birth certificate with all 16 a's, all 6 n's, and -most importantly- all 5 exclamation points.)
Panel 4 is awesome.
Yeah... there should be a law where whenever they see "Brayden" on a birth certificate, they take the child away to be raised by wolves.
It was awesome. First panel was really funny. But last panel made me chuckle really loud. Then I realized that laughing in the toilet is considered indescent. Or maybe they confused that sound with a f@rt.
I once named a friend's baby FurryAnne - that was one hairy baby - she's sixteen now, a lot less hair and still has the name - but everyone calls her Frannie
6:00 AM, at my desk at work & I burst ot laughing. A good way to be left alone for the rest of the day!
Tiberius would be a kickass middle name for a kid. I wanted my first born's middle name to be Akira, but my wife objected.
Haha, brilliant. I did once know someone whose name was James Kirk. Unsurprisingly, his nickname was 'Captain'. Which, as nicknames go, is not too shabby.
Naming your kids after what they'll eventually become is not a good idea. There're only so many synonyms of "Disappointment".
THAT was hilarious! Too bad I didn't think of that when naming my kids years ago!
first time commenting, and only because at the time i'm writing this, it's empty!keep up the comicry!
Hahaha. I'm a fan of star trek, so I tend to love all of your comics involving it in some way. Hilarious.
To be fair, James, Kirk, and Jean-Luc are probably the first names I would come up with if I had to name a kid :)
Let me be the first to say that I don't consider Aden, Jaden, Braden, or any variation of those to be any more than LIES. When I meet the wave of grown-up Adens in about 20 years, I will make sure they know that I don't believe they really have a name. I will say "humbug" and turn on my heel. I will call them, "boy".
funny++ to the last panel! I've been so tired (for so long) of the -ayden names and all their derivatives & spellings.
Jaden? Jayden? Jaidun? Braden? Brayden? Braedon? Hayden? Kaiden? [holds head in pain]
This is one of the reasons I gave my kids traditional names that everybody knows how to spell. The other is that my wife and I grew up having to spell out our first names (both have multiple common spellings) and last names (one is German, one is Finnish). I thought I could at least relieve my kids (and society) of that burden.
As a third generation name keeper of a very old fashioned name (I'm the 3'rd). I can honestly say that you should never name a child after a parent who was named after a grand-parent, who took the middle name of someone else! LOL
Love the comic today though,
I never even heard or saw the name Braeden before. Guess Beardin' here lives in another world.
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no one wants to name their son Kathryn or Janeway!
My parents went with D'Artagnon for me. I like that they did that; I never have to worry about coming up with original small talk for the rest of my life.
"Darth" always seems to get shot down when I suggest it.
They could also take a typical abbreviation and use it as the name, for example TJ or AJ as the actual name, not initials. If you insist it be a work, Teejay or Ajay works.
Awesome. All of the panels were good but the last one nearly got a spit take from me.
Panel 4 is totally brilliant.. this one is going up on the fridge.
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