Comments: It's Starting Again

This one has an air of wisdom about him. You would do well to heed him.

Posted by Julio at April 12, 2006 12:40 PM

I say go for it.

Posted by Sarah at April 12, 2006 03:27 PM

And if it's a girl, you can call her Jill St. John.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at April 13, 2006 09:40 AM

Don't do it.

He'll be mercilessly teased as a child by his peers, who will mispronounce his name. Teachers won't get it either, which is -- in some ways -- worse.

As a personal matter, I can never hear the name without thinking of Jane Eyre's stern missionary cousin, which implies a certain measure of drama and angst.

I can't see putting that all on a child. But that's just me.

Posted by Grouchy Old Yorkie Lady at April 13, 2006 09:42 AM

Well, it would only be a middle name, Francesca. It got nixed as a first name a long, long time ago during my first pregnancy.

Posted by Jordana at April 13, 2006 10:37 AM

I like it!

Middle names are great.
You can use them or not, or just use the initial!

Posted by Mary at April 13, 2006 10:49 AM

No.

Leave the insanity to us professionals ;-)

Posted by Patricia at April 13, 2006 09:43 PM

St. John! St. John! St. John!

Posted by Frazier at April 14, 2006 09:49 AM

I wouldn't do it; it sounds vaguely preppy and Anglo-Catholic-wannabe, like one of William F. Buckley's polo buddies.

Besides, children should not be given names that they will always have to spell, repeat, explain, or defend.

Posted by Tom Jackson at April 15, 2006 08:39 AM

Very late to the party, but I'm pleading a matzah hangover. I will only point out that Saint John (with sinjin pronunciation) was the late brother of the lead character on this ancient tv series.

Useless trivia continues its relentless assault on my brain cells.

Posted by skinnydan at April 17, 2006 08:54 AM