Saturday, June 10, 2006

Mail Call!

For only having four readers, the Bradstein Household gets a fair amount of e-mail, including some questions and many answers. Usually the answers are in response to questions that I've posed here.

This week, Brother #2 has been helping out with the name question. You know, "What are you going to name 3B?" Since Mama and I haven't settled on anything yet, and since one of the best names that we've come up with so far has been Barky Jr., I think we might need some help.

Here are some of his suggestions and my responses:

  • B#2: You know, if you just call him Boris Bradstein Bernley or Barney Bernley Bradstein or somesuch, he'll get to keep the same initials he's had until now.
  • PB: How about Bradstein Bradstein Bradstein? Like Toni Tony Tone, but different.
  • B#2: Or like Major Major Major, who naturally got promoted to the rank of Major and never got promoted again after that. Actually, I was thinking Bradstein Bernley Bradstein, which recognizes Mama's contribution [You don't want to know. --PB]. When people ask whom he was named after, you can say "My cousin Brad." [Yes, B#2 and I have a cousin Brad, but if we name the kid after him, he might take after him, and I've grown accustomed to being the wisest wiseass in the house.]
  • PB: I was also thinking of that kid in Lake Wobegon--Senator somebody. But I was thinking of aiming a little higher--President Bradstein.
  • B#2: Secretary-General? Boutros Boutros-Bradstein?
Anybody else want to take a shot?

Please hurry. Mama just called in her latest suggestion from the bathroom:
Bilbo Baggins Bradstein
Her only reservation? "But then he might be really short with hairy feet."

6 comments:

  1. Anonymous12:16 PM

    Boris Elvis Steve Bradstein Bradley. PERFECTO!!!! Sorry been watching to much world cup, just like eating at burger king it will turn ya gay!!!

    TCB on names for 3B

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  2. Lance Bradstein? Schweinsteiger Bradstein? He'll be born short, but what's wrong with hairy feet?

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  3. Or, you could keep the name 3B. Just 3B, with no last name or anything. That way, he would already have a cool name when he decides to be a white suburban gangsta rapper.

    Of course, it might cause problems when he has to fill in the little name bubbles on the SAT. That might freak them out...

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  4. Just be careful about the initials...my neighbors have twins whose initials are AAH and HAH. No kidding.

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  5. Reminds me of the kid in my junior high school: Joe King.

    No kidding, but he was always Joe King.

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  6. Anonymous8:16 PM

    How about Berenstein Bradstein? Like, after the Berenstein Bears? It will teach him to love reading and he'll be a hit with the pre schol/kindergarden crowd.

    Just found yoru blog today via MD and wanted to play along :-)

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