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Name update

Posted by Jäger on 2015-02-14 17:07:07

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This week Calvin decided he would be ok with the name Julian, and suggested the middle name Elliot (or perhaps spelled with the last letter repeated, Elliott). The name does not appear to have any special significance to Calvin, or if it does, he's not telling us. We are not quite certain about the spelling; the Social Security baby names list suggests that both spellings are equivalently popular (and both are far more popular than Eliot). Now that I'm writing this all down I think I have a slight preference for "Elliot" but I should be easily persuadable any way.


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Naming is hard (2015-02-03 20:03:38)
Ok, well, the most obvious problem with [new years resolution
about getting a girlfriend] is that the intended outcome relies on
variables which are out of my control. It's a matter of chance,
luck, being in the right place at the wrong time, what have you.
Obviously, it also relies on the willful participation of
another human being. Since the only people we control are
ourselves, making resolutions -- promises to ourselves -- which
require the involvement of others, who may or may not want any
part of the game, is like sitting at home and cheering a
football team, and then saying "We won! We won!" when in fact
you had absolutely nothing to do with any of it. Or something
like that.
- Bitscape, Random Rambling, 01 August 2000