09 July 2008

I'm not sure how many of my readers ever visit my wife's blog, so I thought I'd summarize her recent post on the name of our kid. The short version is that we're going to name him Benjamin Grimm after a certain ever-lovin' blue-eyed Thing; most well-known as the big orange rocky member of the Fantastic Four. I used to be a pretty big comic book fan. I still like comics, but I don't buy them anymore as the cover price is a bit much for 21 pages of story every month and the crossovers became a bit overwhelming a year or two ago. Anyway, the Fantastic Four is my favorite comic book team and the Thing is my favorite comic book hero. Benjamin Grimm also isn't so weird that the kid will have to be embarrassed about it later in life. In professional situations he'll be able to go by Benjamin G. or something that sounds fairly normal. You couldn't do that with a name like Norrin Radd or Oatu. It's also a good excuse for me to buy tons of licensed comic book merchandise. I guess we'll see how it goes.


  1. I'm glad you didn't try to name our kid Oatu. He'd be destined to be a small kid with a giant head who'd creep everyone out because he wouldn't stop looking at them.

  2. we almost named our son Omen.
    hey, but i think that the name you guys chose is pretty sweet. kudos, kudos.