Thursday, September 18, 2008

Name that Kid

fyi- about 25 quick rows left on FLS and 2 1/2 GIANT rows on Babette. In the mean time....

Funny names are a part of my job. It's always a treat to see the new batch of k'ers and what their parents decide to call them.

Given the names I've heard tell of over the years, Gunner and Cannon really didn't strike me as all that funny.

However- this year I have the Mother of All Nicknames. As declared by Mom, Dad, K teacher and classmates, I am required to call a 5 year old child "Mojo."

p.s. edited to add. This Is Not A Lie.

15 comments:

throwslikeagirl74 said...

Seriously. That's awesome. I had my daughter thinking I was psychic when I started guessing names of her classmates. Jacob, Emma, Hailey, Austin, ... grins.

Mary Kathryn said...

This is a lie. It just has to be.

Lydee said...

"mojo"! I am dying!!!!! ROTFL!!

Mountain Mama said...

Are you kidding? Poor kid.

Diane said...

I've always said that you can name your kid anything you want however just because you can doesn't mean you should.

Hopefully he doesn't grow up to marry little Miss Sparkle Green. Yup Sparkle. Doesn't that just scream 'beat me up on the playground'

Anonymous said...

and what is little mojo's real name?

Cheryl said...

hey that anonymous was me.. it went before I was ready!!

Yarnhog said...

My kids go to a very diverse school, as unlike my lily-white, upper crust elementary school as it could possibly be (for the record, I think this is a good thing and sent them there on purpose). One of the side effects is that they consider names like Marneisha, Rash, and Vova (which they all pronounce "vulva") to be as ordinary as the Karens, Davids, and Lisas of my childhood.

But Gunner and Cannon made me laugh out loud!

Rebecca said...

i once encountered a boy called Storm Belcher. just thought perhaps the parents didn't think hard/long enough of the ramifications of that name.

Yvonne said...

I think I have everybody beat, having worked in court and heard the names Pepsi and Tokin. Yes, the parents were tokin' when they conceived - very well known fact. But Mojo is rather cute.

SJ said...

Oy. Poor kid. At least it's only a nickname!

When I was student teaching, there was a kid in the class named Cosmo. (No, not Kramer.) One day he showed up to school with a mohawk. Did I mention he was about 10? Really makes you wonder about some parents.

Kim said...

Does Mojo have a sister nicknamed Karma? What a coincidence that you're doing the funny name thing! I posted today and referred to everyone by their "Sarah Palin" names and lnked to the hilarious Palin Baby Name generator.

vanfox23 said...

on the subject of names I grew up with a girl who's last name was Finger. Not so bad, right? Yeah not until her last name appears first on a list then it reads Finger Stacy. She's actually the one that pointed it out to me. I feel bad for some of the kids nowadays.....

Mary Beth said...

LOLOLOLOLOL

Carol said...

Mojo? Rally? Mojo for who, I wonder??