Well, it is the time of year we have all been waiting for, the time when the snow starts to melt (except here in Hawaii), the birds start to sing (except here in Hawaii, where they never stopped), flowers start to bloom (um, ditto), and young men’s thoughts turn towards that all-important event: The NCAA Basketball Championships. Yes, that is right, folks, March Madness is upon us. But we don’t really care about that. What we do care about is the fact that our child is less than two-months away from being born and the poor little guy doesn’t really have a name yet. So, we are asking for your help. Kind of.Although we don’t really care about who wins the b-ball competition (unless it is BYU, of course), we decided to copy the Big Dance format into a little experiment. We have narrowed our naming options down from thousands to 60. Or, more accurately, we have expanded our options as there are quite a few of the 60 that we would never actually consider. Still, we want to find out what you think . . . which of the 60 names would you choose? We have bracketed them in the traditional March Madness manner and even allowed 4 wild card spaces for you to insert your own favorite names.
When you are finished, e-mail either of us your picks. If you don’t have our e-mail addresses and you don’t know someone else to get them from . . . then who are you and why are you reading our blog? If somebody chooses the name we actually end up using, we’ll send them a prize. Otherwise, the winner will be the person who fills out their bracket closest to how we fill out ours. Either way, they will receive their very own box of Hawaiian Host Chocolates.
Of course, we aren’t announcing the “winner” until the baby is born, so you may have to wait until May to claim it. In the mean time, feel free to share your thoughts about our little game (and any of the names) in the comments section.