Today, I discovered that a Facebook friend of one of my Facebook friends is named – wait for it – Leviticus. This, I have determined, is the Best. Thing. Ever. And so I took it to Google Chat. (Because goodness knows I can’t have a conversation with my husband, who is two rooms over, in person when we’re both sitting in front of computers.)
ME: Can we name a kid Leviticus?
RYAN: Of course we can.
ME: Leviticus Baker. That’d be a boy, I reckon. And we could have a girl named Corinthians Baker… call her Cora… [pause for stroke of genius] She could be twins: First and Second Corinthians.
RYAN: That’s just excessive. I’ve vetoing Corinthians.
ME: Not with that grammar you aren’t. Okay, you can veto Corinthians, but then we get to name one Deuteronomy.
RYAN: Okay, we can bring Corinthians back. Cora is better than Deuter.
ME: I think I draw the line at Haggai, though. And Lamentations is a bit… Appalachian. Probably.
RYAN: I like it.
ME: You do? Lamentations Baker?
RYAN: It’s perfect.
ME: Better than Deuter? He’d have so much fun in middle school!
RYAN: Lamentations is the best ever.
ME: Okay, so we’ll have Leviticus, and the Corinthians twins, and Lamentations. Kid #4 can be Jude. [pause to check math] I guess that’d be kid #5.
ME: What, you’re okay with Lamentations but you don’t like Jude?
RYAN: I’m just curious if that’s short for something…
ME: It is short. It would have to be a very insignificant kid. It’s only one chapter long.
RYAN: Short for what?
ME: Short for a book of the Bible. Most are longer than one chapter. [send link]
RYAN: I’m not sure that I’d ever heard of the book of Jude before.
ME: Well, if you’re vetoing Jude, then what do you suggest for kid #5? Ecclesiastes? Habakkuk? I’m sorry, but that one just sounds like a hairball.
ME: BTW, I am so totally blogging this conversation.