Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Name Test

We were out to dinner a few weeks ago, celebrating one of my closest friend's birthdays. We were seated next to a very sweet couple with a 6 month old daughter. So, naturally, we talked babies. They sound like amazing parents and we had a great time talking to them.

They asked us if we had heard of the name test.

We looked at eachother quizically, trying to figure out if we should say...
"Yes!" - though we had no idea what it was, and the lie would be hard to keep up
"No..." - and look like uninformed parents-to-be
or Option C...which was the one we selected, which was sit there stone cold silent and awkward.

And then they informed us about the name test. Basically, it's a list of phrases, where you insert your potential baby name, to see if it will work.

When we were naming our dogs, we spent a lot of time trying out...PUNKY GO POTTY. Or....STANLEY GO TO YOUR SPOT.

So, clearly, you should do it with your child too. And I now present you with...the name test!

(Insert your potential baby name)

  1. Jane, could you please set the table?
  2. I am not joking around Jane, this is really important to me!
  3. Jane--Jane! Are you listening to me!?!
  4. Hello, Johnson Inc. this is Jane.
  5. Jane Smith, come on down! You're the next contestant!
  6. Hey Jane. How are you doing?
  7. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jane Smith.
  8. Jane! Pick up your toys. I am not going to ask you again.
  9. I am at Jane Smith's house.
  10. Do you Jane Smith take this man to be your lawfully wedded husband?
  11. I talked to Jane this afternoon.
  12. I am sorry, Jane isn't here right now. Can I take a message?
  13. You'll have to see Jane Smith about that. She will know what to do.
  14. Yes? Jane? Do you have a question?
  15. Mr. Smith, if Jane would consistently turn her homework in--on time--she would be one of my star pupils.
  16. Would passenger Jane Smith please see the nearest ticket agent?
  17. Jane. Is that you?
  18. And the winner is... Jane Smith!
  19. Mommy! Jane ate my cookie!
  20. Hello, you've reached the voice mail of Jane Smith. I am away from my desk right now. Please leave a message and I will return your call as soon as possible.
  21. Jane, it's not the end of the world. It's just a car. You are more important than a car.
  22. Jane, I love you!
  23. Write back soon. Your Friend, Jane
  24. Does Jane like avocado?
  25. Jane, it's time for dinner.
  26. Jane, Smith. Spelled J-A-N-E.
  27. Oh, there you are Jane . I've been looking all over for you!
Still like Jane?

p.s. we are not naming the Franklet Jane Smith.

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