As a father, of course I am excited. Maybe even a little more so this time because it will be our first son. It's a little strange for me, since I was nervous about having a girl the first time, and now I can't imagine having a child who's not a daughter.
I don't know how most couples are, but we discussed baby names pretty early in our relationship, years before we started trying to add to our family. Of course, with all of our planning, the names that we liked early on didn't stand up over time, I think mostly because they weren't "new" to us, they were "old" names by the time we finally needed them.
Anyways, this is a blog for baseball cards and the word "contest" is in the title. What gives?
Ok, here it is: Guess the name that we chose to name our son, and get... some cards!
I'd be more specific with the kinds of cards, but I figured I'd wait and see who wins, and then personalize the cards to that person (what sets they're collecting, what their favorite players/teams are, etc.).
Seeing as how there is an infinite number of possible names to choose from, I decided to help you narrow it down a bit. Especially since there seems to be a growing trend where you make up your own name, or spell a common name in a completely different way than the rest of the world (this is why kids these days can't spell very well). The name is included on one of the following Padre cards from my collection. They are mostly in alphabetical order, hopefully you can read the names alright with the glare of the gloss.
1) be a follower of the blog
2) guess the correct name in the comments
3) also tell me which baseball player you would/did name a child after (if you had to)
If nobody guesses it, I'll choose a winner based on... some criteria that I'll make up later (maybe the name with the closest initial letter to the actual name, or the funniest comment, etc.).
I already have the post revealing the winner all typed up and ready to go, that way I can just add the detailed info (winning guess, name, time of birth, weight, etc.) and hit "publish". Since the kiddo should be making his appearance sometime on Thursday, I'd guess it'd be Thursday night or Friday when I do the update, but it could be later, understandably.
Anyways, just thought that this would be a fun way to celebrate a truly joyous occasion, as well as thin out my box of cards to trade, and spread the "giving spirit" of Christmas. Good luck! Hopefully once he comes, we'll be able to settle on a middle name. There's a few that we're trying to decide on, but I wouldn't be surprised if one that we haven't thought of yet ends up as our choice.
Editor's Note: My wife wanted me to make it abundantly clear that we weren't naming our child after a baseball player, it just so happened that we chose a name that has a connection to the Padres.