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Not On Our Name List

Kevin 2.0 is not on our baby name list.
BBC - A proud US father and self-confessed engineering "geek" has named his son after a computer software term. Jon Blake Cusack, from Holland, Michigan, told local newspapers the US practice of adding "Junior" or "II" after a boy's name was too common. So, when his son was born last week, he decided on the name Jon Blake Cusack 2.0, as if he were a software upgrade.

Mr Cusack admitted that it took months to persuade his wife, Jamie, to accept the idea. Mrs Cusack said she asked several friends if they approved of the name. All the men, she said, felt the name was "cool". However her women friends were less impressed. "I think the women will end up liking it," she said.
The father could have save the child time by have "DORK" tattooed on its forehead.

Comments (4)

I saw this story somewhere ... (Below threshold)

I saw this story somewhere online the other day. Then I heard about it on the local news and learned that it's just down the road from where I live.

Weird.

At least the poor kid won't... (Below threshold)

At least the poor kid won't get into the whole etiquette problem of having to change from Jr when his pop dies. And if his kid is 3.0, he won't have to worry about 'III' changing to 'II' or 'Jr'.

By the rules of etiquette, only Kings get to have unchanging numbers after their names. Even if no-one obeys the rules, they still exist. Just ask Miss Manners!

Hmm...how much of a rule ca... (Below threshold)
Boyd:

Hmm...how much of a rule can it be if no one follows it? Also, it doesn't make much sense from an identity standpoint. I'm Boyd Sr., and my son's legal name, as indicated by his birth certificate, USMC ID card, driver's license, etc., is Boyd Jr.

I suppose that legally, I'm still just plain Boyd, instead of Boyd Sr., although no one objects to me appending Sr onto my name (I haven't tested it against the US Navy, from which I'm retired). But my son is now and shall forever be Boyd Jr.

And I'm sure Miss Manners would agree. :)

In software, version 2.0, i... (Below threshold)
Any A. Mouse:

In software, version 2.0, it is implied, has more features and possibly fewer defects than version 1.0. Bet that doesn't hold true in this case.... Same defects, next generation.




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