June 20, 2004

happy Father's Day, SpoFi Dads.: have a great day, fellas. that's all. :)

posted by jerseygirl to navel gazing at 12:01 AM - 49 comments

Thanks jerseygirl! I have no children that I know of right now, but I will keep your good thoughts for future use. (Is anyone a father on spofi? The thought is just a little scary...)

posted by justgary at 06:48 PM on June 20

(Is anyone a father on spofi? The thought is just a little scary...) 'Fraid so. Little girl, Georgina, 14 months.

posted by kWaCkY at 02:36 AM on June 21

18 month old daughter here.

posted by jasonspaceman at 05:51 AM on June 21

thanks, jerseygirl! my 5 year old son, Orion, is most wonderful kid in the world. (though he failed frickin 'floaters 1' swim class again sunday morning. another expected any day now...anybody got any boy names that start with 'S' that they like? the leader in the clubhouse is 'Solomon'. Also looking for suggestions on middle names, or any names with 'ray' in it. (if it's a girl, she will be Sara Rose.)

posted by danostuporstar at 08:12 AM on June 21

Sugar Ray seems to meet all the criteria....

posted by smithers at 09:25 AM on June 21

Why not pay homage and call the little guy Spofi? Who wouldn't want to be named Spofi Raymond Stuporstar!? ;) kidding, of course. Silas? Smith? Samson? Orion is a cute name. As is Georgina. I love when people use original names.

posted by jerseygirl at 09:26 AM on June 21

Thanks, j-girl. dano: Stephen, Sherlock, Samuel, Shiloh, Shepherd? Schlemiel, Schlomo? Stevie Ray? Sting Ray? Manta Ray? Man Ray? Gamma Ray? X-Ray? Yeah! Xavier Ray!

posted by worldcup2002 at 10:05 AM on June 21

anybody got any boy names that start with 'S' that they like? You just HAVE to name him Seven.

posted by grum@work at 10:25 AM on June 21

My 7-year-old daughter made me a book for Father's Day, "How to Play Baseball!!!" Among the gems: "You need a bat, but not the flying kind." "Get a pitcher, but not this kind." (drawing of a pitcher full of water) Most excellent.

posted by rocketman at 10:25 AM on June 21

Others that jump to mind: Sylvester Sundin (pronounced sun-DEEN) Seattle (famous Native American chief) Saskatchewan (okay, I'm getting silly now...I'll stop) Stevie Ray is a good one, but he better like playing the guitar when he grows up...

posted by grum@work at 10:31 AM on June 21

SEAN! 61th most popular name last year. Or maybe Shane (150th), Shawn (158), Santiago (317), Shaun (387), Stanley (570), Santos (693), Seamus (742) or Sheldon (773).

posted by gspm at 11:42 AM on June 21

Sven, all the way.

posted by garfield at 12:16 PM on June 21

Seamus is great. Nobody on this side of the Atlantic knows how to pronounce it.

posted by dusted at 12:54 PM on June 21

shay-mis! ?

posted by jerseygirl at 01:06 PM on June 21


posted by garfield at 01:10 PM on June 21

Seven, Sven, Seve, Sev, Sen, Seen. Something in there has got to work.

posted by gspm at 01:10 PM on June 21

There's an even split between people who say "shay-mis" and "sea-moose," but the "?" is always included.

posted by dusted at 01:36 PM on June 21

Steven Patrick...though it doesn't necessarily fit the criteria, it's an homage to my 2 favorite hawkey players...

posted by MeatSaber at 03:01 PM on June 21

Shay-mus is how I've always pronounced it. But then I played Metroid (Samus) when I was younger. Steven Patrick...though it doesn't necessarily fit the criteria, it's an homage to my 2 favorite hawkey players... I'm guessing Yzerman/Roy instead of Thomas/Lafontaine?

posted by grum@work at 03:38 PM on June 21


posted by rocketman at 04:25 PM on June 21

Stuart has worked for me for 43 years as a middle name.

posted by billsaysthis at 05:41 PM on June 21

Would Sheridan get to hang out with Colby and Brett? Stuart is ruined for this crowd (sorry, Billy)... booyah. I vote for Shea.

posted by dusted at 05:45 PM on June 21

I like Shea and was going to recommend it, but not if the kid's name is going to be Shea Ray Stuporstar.

posted by jerseygirl at 08:42 PM on June 21

good guess, grum... ;)

posted by MeatSaber at 07:09 AM on June 22

Sven Rooney Stuporstar. Nuff said.

posted by squealy at 07:13 AM on June 22

heh, thanks for all the suggestions, guys. don't think i've seen any i could seriously take to the wife as an alternative to Solomon Ray Mills, but i do appreciate the effort and the laughs. (no offense, of course, to any SpoFi Seans and Stuarts...Sean would actually be a contender, but my wife is a jewish latina so it just kinda doesn't fit.) Sugar Ray seems to meet all the criteria. so it does. it's strange that it never even crossed my mind. i got Sugar Ray Leonard's autograph when i was like 12 when he was playing handball at my local park. cool memory.

posted by danostuporstar at 08:07 AM on June 22

Let us know when Sugar Ray or Sara Rose Mills arrives! :) And congrats! And if anyone else is having a SpoFi Baby, I think as a collective, we can handle your baby naming needs. SpoFi Babynamers, at your service.

posted by jerseygirl at 08:36 AM on June 22

Sugar Ray Leonard?? I meant the REAL Sugar Ray...

posted by smithers at 11:46 AM on June 22

my wife is a jewish latina And she didn't like Schlomo or Schlemiel? Schlomo Ray Mills or just Shlo Ray Mills? Stephen or Stevie Ray Mills? Don Quixote Tilton Atwin Mills?

posted by worldcup2002 at 01:07 PM on June 22

Solomon Ray As [diety] as my witness, I hear that name and I think of a supervillain from DC comics (Solomon Grundy).

posted by grum@work at 02:53 PM on June 22

Saul. Sancho. Salvador. Sal. Reydecel. That's some old school, old country, old world ish right there.

posted by lilnemo at 03:32 PM on June 22

I'm totally adding Sancho to the list of potential new puppy names.

posted by jerseygirl at 03:43 PM on June 22

Duaner. Or... Rey De Sol Mills. Literally Sun King. sweeeet.

posted by lilnemo at 03:56 PM on June 22

Silvio Ray. Sonny Ray. Sun Ra! Stavrosthewonderchicken Ray

posted by goddam at 04:18 PM on June 22

my wife is a jewish latina so it just kinda doesn't fit I'm Jewish--call me Zev--so why would that rule out Stuart? Just curious, you name the kid as you best see it.

posted by billsaysthis at 05:52 PM on June 22


posted by filthyboy at 09:19 PM on June 22

Rey! perfect! thanks, lilnemo. Billy, i said Sean was a contender, but it didn't fit it. sure, umm, Stuart fits, but . . . like i said, no offense.

posted by danostuporstar at 08:16 AM on June 23

Thanks for the well-wishes, jerseygirl. I only just found this thread. Sorry I'm late. I have two boys, 2 years old and 3 weeks old. Not sleeping much lately.

posted by sixpacker at 11:27 AM on June 23

since this is a 'rental thread, can i ask an uninitiated question? if you can, put into words how having a little you around changes your outlook? I know it changes your sleep schedule and routine, but I'm looking for the ethereal differences.

posted by garfield at 11:54 AM on June 23

A "little you" makes you realize that you can't put yourself first anymore (no, really). It turns your normally retiring self into a raging lion if you see your child possibly getting hurt. It makes you cry (or laugh) at the smallest insignificant thing that your child does for the first time. It makes you stop and really consider changing your bad habits. It makes you look at the things you take for granted. It makes your heart warm a little when you see other people with kids. It makes you want to be Superman, and it also shows you how powerless you really are. It makes you old, and it keeps you young.

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:03 PM on June 23

I don't want to lose my bad habits when (if) I become a father. Good people are boring, and who wants a boring dad?

posted by dusted at 12:36 PM on June 23

I have a lot less sex.

posted by rocketman at 01:50 PM on June 23

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. rocketman, I know what you mean. dusted: Once you become a dad, you'll be too tired to be interesting. So don't worry about becoming boring. It'll just happen.

posted by worldcup2002 at 01:58 PM on June 23

Yeah, by the time they're teenagers they'll hate you no matter what. If you're "good" they'll hate you for it, and if you're "interesting" they'll resent you for being weird. Just be yourself, and they'll grow out of it.

posted by rocketman at 02:00 PM on June 23

Worldcup... you da man. Well said.

posted by sixpacker at 02:10 PM on June 23

Thank you, six. And for having two kids, I congratulate and salute you. I'm barely keeping up with just one beautiful three-year old hellion.

posted by worldcup2002 at 03:18 PM on June 23

Steven Patrick... Weird. That's me. Though I'm not named after hockey players as far as I know. Happy Dad's day to all. And sorry I'm late, but I just returned from six days of fishing with Dad. Work sucks. Take your kid fishing.

posted by 86 at 07:40 AM on June 24

Take your kid fishing. 86, you are a wise man.

posted by rocketman at 08:31 PM on June 27

I'm not a dad (i'm a mom of a 6 1/2 month old) but I can tell you that being a parent changes your outlook in life. I think long-term. My needs and wants are dead-last in importance. I live for her smiles. I ache when she cries. And I'm a lot more boring and have a lot less sex, too. And, quite frankly and in all seriousness, I didn't know love existed like this until I had Lucy.

posted by aacheson at 10:47 AM on July 06

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