Friday November 9th, 2012

The exercise:

You know those name tags that just say 'Hello my name is' and then have a blank spot underneath where one is expected to write their name (boring) or something childishly funny (totally the way to go)?

That's our prompt for this week's four lines of prose.

Though you should feel welcome to go over four lines. My guest below certainly did.


Hello my name is Max Ethan Jay Aucoin. My birthday is November 7th, 2012. I have been informed that I weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces. I am also told that one day I will know what that means.

I look like this:

I'm a little blurry in that photo, because Daddy was trying to avoid using the flash on that silly camera of his, but I think you get the general idea. The general idea being, obviously, that I am the cutest baby ever.

Anyway, back to the whole 'name' thing. Mommy really likes the name Max and Daddy eventually remembered that for a while when he was a kid he wished that was his name (I don't see what's wrong with being called Daddy, but everybody has their own tastes I guess), so they agreed that should be my name. I have decided that this is acceptable.

The Jay portion of my name is in honour of my grandfathers, who both have J names - James and Joseph. Daddy thinks this was very important. Now that I've had a chance to meet both of these gentlemen, I have to admit that I think it's pretty cool.

One problem with all this though: Mommy and Daddy didn't really like the sound of Max Jay Aucoin. Something about two one syllable names back to back like that. I don't even know what that means, but I guess they cared. So they slipped Ethan in between (apparently Daddy was really pulling for that to be my first name for a while, but I guess he lost that one).

So, bonus for me: once I get a bit older, I get three names to choose from when deciding what I want people to call me!

Daddy is muttering something about me not being able to count to four. I guess that means I should go now. I'll leave you with this - I'd say Mommy is looking pretty good considering what I just put her through:


Greg said...

Well, he is a cute baby, and Kat looks marvellous in that picture! A little tired, but I'd expect no less :)
And hello to Max Ethan Jay Aucoin, whose initials almost make MEGA :)

My name is...
"Hello, my name is Aaron." Martin pushed the next button: "Hello, my name is Abigail." "Hello, my name is Acton."
He sighed, knowing his OCD would force him to push every single of the the 388 buttons on the "Hello, my name is..." machine.

Anonymous said...

welcome baby Max! love your names!
congrats to mother and father...Enjoy!

Marc said...

Greg - huh, they do almost make MEGA, don't they? Probably for the best I didn't notice that before making his name official :P

Sounds like Martin is in for a long, long go.

Writebite - thanks once again :D