OH HELL NO
In personal news...I'm pregnant!
Today I can't stop laughing over this story about a New Zealand couple and their choice of birth name, which was rejected because it was alphanumeric:
Pat and Sheena Wheaton said they decided to name their new baby "4real" shortly after having an ultrasound and being struck by the reality of his impending arrival.
If I named my kid based on my gut reaction to an ultrasound, chances are my future child would be called "oh hell no". Hmmm...on second thought I kinda like that, sounds Hawaiian. Other names rejected by the New Zealand Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages include "Satan" and "Adolph Hitler."
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