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David O'Meara
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An experiment you can all help me with.
I'm expecting a son in about 6 weeks. We already have a name selected, but I'd like you to pick it apart: a pre-emptive strike before he gets to school
Here we go:
Tobias Anthony O'Meara
We are keen on the name 'Tobias', still luke warm about 'Anthony' (its my middle name and the father-in-law's middle name)
Be brutal. (Oh, and don't pick on the "O'Meara" bit, that stays )
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I vote for "Jim".


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Well the initials are WAY cool.


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Guy Allard
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I have an ex-wife, maiden name Tober.
We are still on good terms.
Everyone calls her 'Tobie'.
So the Tobias part is good ....

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Jason Menard
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Congratulations! That's awesome. Your request reminds me of this SNL skit though.
Jim Yingst
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I vote for "Jim".
Good idea, Map. Of course the given name should really be "James" in this case. And in that case the other name should really be Tiberius rather than Tobias, and it should be the middle name rather than first. After that, well... are you really committed to "O'Meara" as the last name?
Seriously though, TAO sounds cool. Even though
the first "Tobias" I thought of
probably doesn't have quite the sort of name associations you were hoping for...
[ March 04, 2003: Message edited by: Jim Yingst ]

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Originally posted by David O'Meara:

Tobias Anthony O'Meara

Of course the kids are going to call him "Tubby" just to be mean .
Have you considered Toto as a nickname?
Tobias Tony O'Whatever


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Tobias? You realize that he'll grow up to be hairdresser, don't you?


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Gail Mikels
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I like the initials too !!!


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Vikrama Sanjeeva
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Hi,
Congratulations to ur future son . I hope being a son of JR bartneder, your son's name will be according to Javaranch naming policy!
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Viki.
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For the next, how about "Paddy O'Furniture"?


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Ryan McGuire
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Toby Tony O'Meara, hmmm...

The kids he goes to school with will be way too young for the Toby/Kunta Kinte meme. Heck, probably over half the people here don't know what I'm talking about (which isn't a new thing ).
David O'Meara
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#2 is due any day now, the current name is "Zacary John O'Meara"

Please continue
paul wheaton
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How about "Spear"! That's a kick ass name! Imagine being eight years old with an awesome name like that. How can you not rule the neighborhood when your name is THE MIGHTY SPEAR!

And as an adult it would be a pretty fantastic name too.

(activate jedi mind trick persuasion mode) C'mon! Do it! It'll be cool. Don't be a wuss!
[ July 27, 2007: Message edited by: Paul Wheaton ]
Ben Souther
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Oliver O'Meara has a nice flow.

Oli O for short.


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Devesh H Rao
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Originally posted by David O'Meara:
#2 is due any day now, the current name is "Zacary John O'Meara"

Please continue


Just curious... would you mind telling me what is it that you look for while giving a name.. Is it like picking from a list of names which you & the wife like or does it go like you having a particular thing/theme in mind and finding synonyms for the meaning and picking from the list or is it like whatever the wife decides...?

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Originally posted by Devesh H Rao:


Just curious... would you mind telling me what is it that you look for while giving a name.. Is it like picking from a list of names which you & the wife like or does it go like you having a particular thing/theme in mind and finding synonyms for the meaning and picking from the list or is it like whatever the wife decides...?



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Michael Matola
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Don't know about the trends in Australia, but in the US, Zac(h/k)[a/e]ry was crazy popular in the late '90s or so.

Fun site, based on US social security name data.

The best advice I've ever received on naming a child is to realize that you are naming a *person*, not a *baby*, and to chose something that will travel well with them throughout life. Test out a name by putting "aunt" or "uncle" (as appropriate) in front of it. Or something like "All rise, Judge < namety name name > presiding!" (If the name sounds good with "And dancing at the center pole tonight is < namety name name >," you might want to reconsider.)

Speaking of names and O'Meara, I encountered someone else from that diaspora a few months back. I saw a SUV with a personalized license plate "OMEARA". I think it was from New Jersey. We were both driving west on the New York Thruway for hours. Seriously for hours. I'd pass him with a pack of cars, then 15 minutes later he'd pass me, etc. His car was in the parking lot when I stopped for lunch at the rest stop. Then a couple hours later I stopped for ice cream and a pee break, and his car was there too. Actually, I used the urinal a few spots down from the dude. I felt I *should* strike up a conversation after all that highway interaction, but didn't have the nerve. "Um, excuse me. Yes, I realize we're both peeing, but I've been noticing you for the past 3 hours. Um. It's just that I know this *O'Meara* guy from Australia, just like you. Er, the O'Meara part, not the 'from Australia' part. Actually, I don't *really* know this O'Meara guy. We just have the same birthday and hang out together on the internet."
[ July 27, 2007: Message edited by: Michael Matola ]
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Zachary is a ph34r50m3 name!!!

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Michael Matola
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Indeed.

Now my story for "Friedman-Hill" is that I pass by "Freeman Hill Road" in Moretown, Vermont, a few times a year. I always think of Ernest. Now I'll think of both Ernest and Zachary.

To view it, you have to enter it as Freeman Hl.

I'm guessing the "Freeman" has to do with emancipated slaves.
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Actually, I used the urinal a few spots down from the dude. I felt I *should* strike up a conversation after all that highway interaction, but didn't have the nerve.


Didn't somebody post a video here (MD) once about how talking in the men's room can end civilization as we know it?

So it must be a good thing that you decided to remain silent.
David O'Meara
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Don't you just love the directions in Ranch conversations

Zac arrived Friday night (mother and baby doing well) but it is not too late, since the birth certificate isn't signed yet
Jesus Angeles
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Congrats!

Did you, as a java enthusiast, unconsciously had John, as you have to have a 'J' there somewhere? Anyways, ZJOM still sounds very java!
David O'Meara
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[JA] ZJOM still sounds very java!

It does too, I hereby dibs it. I just have to think of something to add to sourceforge
 
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