Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Names from maths and science

Patrick was sick last night and I had to pick him up from daycare early. He vomited a further four times but luckily slept from about 7.30 until 5.30 this am and woke up full of beans.

When I was trying to see if I could get some food and drink into him last night (mostly drink, btw) I rang up my mum to see what I could give him in the way of solids (I had a mental blank) (Mum's a child health nurse) and this morning she rang to see if Pat was ok. She asked about how the scan went, and what I thought about having another boy. I told her it was good to be able to prepare for him, and makes him more of an entity than a completely unknown quantity. I told mum the 'Quantum' story, and she commented that she had seen a baby named "Axiom".

So to add to Quark now I have Axiom, Axis (or even Axys), Nadir, Zenith, Theorem, Kepler, Isosceles, Planck, Radon, Foucalt, Prion, Vertex, Aliquot, Bernoulli, Venturi, Copernicus, Fibonacci, Newton, Electron (Ron for short), Ion, and Pauli.

Abscissa, Inertia, Joule are all fine names for a girl if you know anyone that needs a suggestion (and you don't particularly like them).

Then there's always the Sarah Palin Baby Name Generator. I'm to henceforth be known as Revolver Trooper. (And Patrick is Comma Liberty).

Are there any glaring omissions you can spot?


Blogger E, SS and the Little Man said...

Hey, I was Comma Liberty too. Ok, how do they come up with the same name from Erin and Patrick?

19/11/08 20:40  
Blogger E, SS and the Little Man said...

How about Electrode, or Alkalosis? or Phosphate (Phossy)? This is fun.

19/11/08 20:43  
Blogger E, SS and the Little Man said...

P.S. Fibonacci is my fave.

19/11/08 20:43  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alkalosis.... mmmm, yes. If the 3% error in gender turns up it could be Alkalaemia.

Electrode- rode in on a horse?

Phosphate- oh yes, now we're kicking. Ther's a whole world of elements and salts out there you haven't even considered- Thallium? Gadolinium?

Wow. This IS fun!

19/11/08 20:57  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i've always liked Enthalpy. then if he grew up to have a band it could be called Enthalpy and the Delta H Convention.

20/11/08 00:05  
Blogger jen said...


20/11/08 11:42  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i came back here to tell you that in the twinkle's room at the baby factory, there is a Justice and a Messiah (both boys) and a girl called Pumpkin (who would have been born at about the time of this story).

22/11/08 16:08  
Blogger jen said...

that IS sad

22/11/08 21:54  

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