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post #1 of 26
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HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) - Tacking Jr. or II onto a boy's name is too common, a new father decided, so the self-described engineering geek took a software approach to naming his newborn son.

Jon Blake Cusack talked his wife, Jamie, into naming their son Jon Blake Cusack 2.0.

Version 2.0 was born Tuesday at Holland Community Hospital, and the proud parents took him home Friday.

``I wanted to find something different to name him besides Jon Blake,'' Cusack, who is self-employed with Westshore Design and Cusack Music, told The Holland Sentinel.

He said he had the idea for a few months, and spent the better part of that time persuading his wife to go along.

Jamie Cusack said she didn't concede until the week before the birth. She said she had ``picked out the theme of the baby's room and done other things. I decided to let Jon have this.''

After 2.0's birth, the Cusacks sent out an electronic birth announcement.

``I wrote in the birth announcement e-mail stuff, like there's a lot of features from version 1.0 with additional features from Jamie,'' Jon Cusack said.
post #2 of 26
Goodness can you imagine the teasing this boy is going to have to endure in school?
post #3 of 26
The proud new father is too geeky. IMO, it would have been better if they had given the baby a regular name and just used Version 2.0 as a private nickname.
post #4 of 26
Stupid!!!! Poor kid.His life will be he**
post #5 of 26
It's just replacing "Jr", so I don't think it's that bad. Who knows, this guy might have started something!
post #6 of 26
If you think that's bad, listen to this. A former colleague of my mom named her daughter what sounded like "Famale" (rhymes with tamale). When my mom said that it was unusual, and asked where the name came from, her co-worker told her that the hospital named the baby. My mom said that that wasn't the way things were done, and asked how the name was spelled. Apparently the hospital had "F-E-M-A-L-E" put on the birth certificate! Would you rather be "So and So 2.0", or "Female/Male"? I'm not kidding - it really happened, and I've been telling this story for 20 years. The young lady's name is Female, and rhymes with tamale.
post #7 of 26
geez what a looser! i feel sorry for the boy having
to grow up with a name like that!
post #8 of 26
My mom, a teacher, had 2 students by the names of "Female" and "Vagina". Go figure.

I think the 2.0 is pretty funny and would have loved to see the birth announcement on that one! Hopefully it will be an internal family joke and his friends will never find out!

From a 24 year computer geek.....
post #9 of 26
I think it is kinda cute.

"Jon Blake Cusack talked his wife, Jamie, into naming their son Jon Blake Cusack 2.0.

Version 2.0 was born Tuesday at Holland Community Hospital, and the proud parents took him home Friday."

it sounds like they did name him Jon Blake Cusack 2.0, and Version 2.0 is just what the reporter is calling him.
post #10 of 26
If you think all that is weird, my mother says that an old school friend of hers (we're talking the late 1950s to early 1960s) was named "Hormida"... it rymes incredibly with "Hormiga" which is the Spanish word for "Ant".... her life was he**.

Another case my mother says at school was "Helmogenes"... Now this rymes with "El Mojones" which means "The poop". Can you imagine that one?
post #11 of 26
I used to work with a woman who moved here from Africa. When she was having her first child she told us his name was going to be an American name....pronounced A-shol-ee. No one knew that name so we asked her to spell it. ASSHOLE. It didn't take us long to change her mind.

Sandy
post #12 of 26
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Originally posted by Sweets
I used to work with a woman who moved here from Africa. When she was having her first child she told us his name was going to be an American name....pronounced A-shol-ee. No one knew that name so we asked her to spell it. ASSHOLE. It didn't take us long to change her mind.

Sandy
OMG That is terrible!
post #13 of 26
Very American name, indeed.
post #14 of 26
LMAO!

Poor people, with these names. *shakes head*
post #15 of 26
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Originally posted by yoviher
Very American name, indeed.

????????? Please explain.
post #16 of 26
I mean that it is a word which is used a lot in the states... It was a joke. Very american word indeed.
post #17 of 26
now my 2 worlds collide , Im a .......a.........a. .Techie!!!
Would I name my kids 2.0 no but it could be looked at by some techies as no different than jr. just more modern ( you would have to be a techie to understand ). I guess if servers had feelings (which some seem to have a mind of their own lol ) it may be offensive that most of the Techies I know name their servers after their kids fav shows ex girlfriends etc we name ours after world capitols but when we run out maybe Ill look over these forums for new names

I thought it was funny that Steve Erwin named his baby after his fav croc and his wifes dog Bindy Sue ..I guess to each their own
post #18 of 26
I love the 2.0, it's so much cooler than jr..
post #19 of 26
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Originally posted by yoviher
I mean that it is a word which is used a lot in the states... It was a joke. Very american word indeed.
I didn't think you meant what it sounded like, but just wanted to ask. Thanks for the explaination.

Karen
post #20 of 26
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Originally posted by fostermom28
I didn't think you meant what it sounded like, but just wanted to ask. Thanks for the explaination.

Karen
Hey, sorry if it sounded nasty or offensive... as I said on the Nobel Prize topic, it was unmeant. I will try to be more careful with my language. It's harder to see the intentions of those words when its written.

I guess everyone, has at sometime in their forum lives posted something that he thinks is funny and everyone will laugh and then not only no one likes it, but they feel insulted. Thanks god for the "Edit/Delete" button. But I guess the thing we really have to avoid is that when such a thing happens to get divided or fighting, this is too much of a lovely forum for a fight.
post #21 of 26
Agreed, Victor.

I often write things that I think are hilarious and get NO response. I think it's just much harded to "get" things that are down on paper. It lacks the body language and facial expression.

Karen
post #22 of 26
I hope I'm not sticking my foot in my mouth here. I had to share. If this little boy is "Version 2.0", is there a "version 1.0" already in the house? And are they going to "update" his name every year? If computers are already in the 10.0's and X's, is he already outdated? (my mind is screwy like that! )
post #23 of 26
I don't really think it's a bad thing. He just has a 2.0 at the end of his name instead of a Jr. Most people won't know he is a 2.0 anyway, just like most people don't know who is a Jr. Even in school, I don't remember a teacher ever calling someone "Bobby Jr." or "Bobby Smith Jr." even when taking attendance.
post #24 of 26
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Originally posted by thh20
I hope I'm not sticking my foot in my mouth here. I had to share. If this little boy is "Version 2.0", is there a "version 1.0" already in the house? And are they going to "update" his name every year? If computers are already in the 10.0's and X's, is he already outdated? (my mind is screwy like that! )
hehehe
He's the second "version" of his daddy. The only way a newer version would come out is if they had another boy... then thoeretically he'd be "version" 3.
post #25 of 26
Soooo ummm after he grads grade school will he be 2.0a?

After college he'll have to change his name to 2.1
post #26 of 26
Good one

Hi Ken!
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