Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Baby Name Rejects for Twins: Daedelus and Icarus

These two make a nice pair. They are certainly names with heft, Greek origin. Daedalus was a brilliant engineer and Icarus was his loving son. It’s good to think outside the box for these twin names, but sometimes you need to go back into the box to see if the names will work in a contemporary real world situation.

Like this:

“Daedalus and Icarus, get back in your room this instant and pick up your Legos.”

Or,

“Icarus, stop putting Cheetos in Daedelus’s ears.”
“It’s Daedelus’ fault. He put croutons in my pants.”

Oh, there’s the problem right there. Both names end in “s”. This means they both rely on an obscure and often misunderstood and generally lame grammar rule to form the possessive. Sorry fellas, you’re out.


2 comments:

Bonnie said...

I suppose Romulus and Remus are out because that's too obvious and predictable for twins.

Laurie said...

Keep going with the Biblical theme. Jacob and Esau? or what about Paul and Saul?