2006-09-18

Bloodstone Thteed

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Just because no buns are in the oven does not keep me from the constant concern of what a second son might be named. The Big O and I were talking it over last night and we thought it might be cool to name his brother-in-potentiality after a semiprecious stone. After racking our brains for such names, we reached the undeniable conclusion that Bloodstone would be a way cool name.

To no one's surprise, Lady Steed, the "Enemy of Cool," shot it down.

That woman!

24 comments:

  1. Hey, I've always wondered how my life would have turned out if they'd named me Amethyst, like I wished they had when I was seven. (I suspect I'd be a stripper.)

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    Is that the service it was talking about?

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  3. Why not go with Bauxite or Shale, or just Rock?

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    stupidramblings

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    You got to get this fixed, Stupid.

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  5. I know.

    Fool's Gold?

    stupidramblings

    PS it's beta.blogger. If you upgrade to beta, they don't let you log in anymore on non-beta blogs.

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    I know. What's up with that? Are there actually any advantages?

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  7. Personally, I always though Rutilated Quartz or Hematite were pretty cool. Of course, you can't discount the alliterative value of Lapis Lazuli--and you get the added bonus of a built in midle name. Then there are Tourmaline, Onyx, and Moonstone...oh, the possibilities are endless.

    I love naming the unconceived children of people I have never met.

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  8. I was reading somebody or other's blog the other day, and they mentioned that their two nephews were named Quartz and Onyx. That being the first time I had heard of children being named after rocks, I thought it was pretty weird, personally. Could be better than naming children after months, or seasons, or days of the week, though, I guess. Or brine shrimp (my brother-in-law misheard my little brother talking about one of his floormates, and thought he'd said the kids' name was Brine rather than Brian). Though Brine would certainly be an interesting name...

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  9. Get the nurses in the delivery room to distract Lady Steed while you fill out the birth certificate info. Then get Big O to distract her while she's signing it. Once it's legal, there won't be anything she can do about it.

    Better yet, when it's time for Bloodstone's baby blessing, name him that in front of the whole congregation, and then tell her you were inspired.

    I will side with Lady Steed when all Hell breaks loose.

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    Some friend you are, Dalts.

    Onyx was actually the word that came to mind and gave me this idea. I really like Moonstone though....

    I also like Hematite (as a rock), but as a name, I suspect it will encourage playground pounding.

    Lapis though.... Lapis Lazuli. What a beautiful thing. But no. Can't do it. I have a very strict policy against given names that end in S (also, names that start with J or rhyme with our last name), so it's a no-go.

    Kirsa--where those their real names or merely blogonyms?

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    Some friend you are, Dalts.

    Onyx was actually the word that came to mind and gave me this idea. I really like Moonstone though....

    I also like Hematite (as a rock), but as a name, I suspect it will encourage playground pounding.

    Lapis though.... Lapis Lazuli. What a beautiful thing. But no. Can't do it. I have a very strict policy against given names that end in S (also, names that start with J or rhyme with our last name), so it's a no-go.

    Kirsa--where those their real names or merely blogonyms?

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  12. Okay, there is this mineral, Gilsonite, that is only found on School Trust Lands in Utah. I googled it and found this:

    "Gilsonite is AGC's brand name for the mineral known as asphaltum, uintaite or uintahite, which is found in commercial quantities only in the Uintah Basin of northeastern Utah. This unique mineral is used in more than 160 products, primarily in dark-colored printing inks and paints, oil well drilling muds and cements, asphalt modifiers, foundry sands additives and a wide variety of chemical products."

    So, my suggestions are Gilsonite, Asphaltum or Uintahite.

    But Asphaltum could lead to some teasing. On the plus side, Uintahite sounds like a good Book of Mormon name.

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  13. What about Topaz?


    P.S. I've found some good things about the Beta, such as cool layout drag and drop and... um... The spell checker and.... I'm sure there was something else, but I've got a migraine and am on drugs right now.

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  14. I'm pretty sure my birthstone(s) are bloodstone and moonstone.

    In fact, I have a little moonstone stone (is that right?) in my room right now. I can go get it if you want.

    Katria: Doesn't regular blogger have spell check? I think I use it on ocassion, wait. Occassion. Crap. I need it here now.

    BEST word verification EVER: whaok

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  15. I'm pretty sure they were their real names. The person's blog I was reading doesn't seem inclined to bestow his relatives with blogonyms.

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  17. You are all missing one thing here. As cool as it would be to have a kid with "blood" in his name, you'd forever have people coming up and saying, "How cute! What's his name?" "Bloodstone." And then there'd be an awkward pause and they then say something with a fake smile like, "oh. What a semiprecious child you have."

    Oh, but I did love the line, "Enemy of cool" even if I side with her on this one.

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  18. OH, and on a separate note, to get around the blogger/ beta-blogger sign in problem, just sign in as "other." Then you put in your blogger name and your blog address and all is right in the comment world.

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  19. I've got to admit - I was/am a geology freak and kept a list inside my rock encyclopedia of all the cool rock names I wanted to name my kid.

    Luckily when I got married my husband didn't share my passion for rocks and minerals and our baby ended up with a semi-normal name.

    There were a ton that I seriously thought were acceptable. Here's my list from the book (yes I still have it just in case I turn out to be a stoner hippie after all): Galena, Pearl, Ruby, Jade, Slate, Mica, Beryl, Calomel, Olivine, Emery, Emerald, Opal, Gabbro, Euclase, Kaolin, Malachite, Mercury, Slate, Silver and Topaz. But none of these are as inspired as Bloodstone!

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  20. Marie, "What a semiprecious child you have" was priceless. Thanks.

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    Heavens!

    Let me get everyone in:

    First, Bab is right: What a semiprecious child you have was a classic line. Beautiful!

    And 3M--haha! This is a new one for me--how did you do it? I'm saving it to my stick and taking it home to the Lady. (Or would, that is, if I knew how to get Flash down on silicon.)

    Sarah--I know people with the names Jade, Opal, Pearl and Mica. Good names all. Although nothing quite matches the Brick I once knew. (Stupid--I knew a Rock too.)

    I like Uintahite, Natgo, but I'm just not sure I could give a kid such an unspellable nom.

    Feather, yes, it "has" a spellcheck. But the spellcheck sucks. I often use this instead. But I am glad to hear about the drag and drop, Katria. That might help me get The Weekly Svithe to look right.

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  23. Third Mango: Your objection is very cool.

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