|"I'm so sorry"|
|You want a joke caption? Look up her kid's names. Seriously.|
(Although, my mother insists Matthew wasn’t a common name back when she picked it for me. She also insists the Michigan Wolverines football team would make an excellent presidential cabinet.)
|"Okay, which one of you wants to deal with credit default swaps?"|
When my wife and I picked names for our children, we had three rules. The name had to be:
- Easy to spell.
- Uncommon, but not so rare as to seem strange.
- Short, so people wouldn’t turn it into an annoying nick name.
|He has my eyes.|
Supporter: “Every thinking person will vote for you!”Stevenson: “Yes, but I need a majority to win.”
Since my wife and I both carried the recessive “smartass gene,” we felt the name would fit his personality well.
|Hopefully, he'll keep his shoes in better repair.|
This weekend, however, was the pinnacle of Adlai-misnaming. At a friend’s house, I was confused as to why her son kept asking questions about where a burrito restaurant was. Eventually, I realized the problem.
He though my son’s name was “Chipotle.”