According to the Baby Center, whatever that is, Jacob is the most popular male baby name for the fourth year in a row in the United States. I can’t say that I care about that statistic one way or another, except that I’m glad I registered my domain name when I did. Now I don’t have to worry about some loser Jacob Grier getting the site and putting up something lame (as opposed to, say, this weblog). On the other hand, if some other Jacob Grier turns out to be really rich and successful I can sell the domain to him for large sums of money. You’ll know this has happened when you see more blog entries about really hot dates he’s been on and less about the challenges of making espresso. I come out ahead either way.
I will tell you this though: my kids aren’t going to have to worry about having the same name as everybody else. For instance, if I have a daughter I’m going to name her Wachel. I mean like Rachel, but with a W instead of an R. That way every time she introduces herself people will think she has a speech impediment.
I know that may sound cruel, but at least she’ll have a unique name and she won’t have to worry about having a dozen other Wachels in all her classes. She’ll thank me someday, I’m sure.
Besides, she won’t have things nearly as tough as her younger brother Thteve.