...my logical brain tends to hold to the notion death is the end.
No-one can deny it's an end. And here you are, at a beginning, as well.
Cheers. I hope you're well.
Alexander is a lovely name.
Alexander is an excellent name - my brother's in fact! But he's definitely a Xander. (From about 15 years before BtVS too.)
Is Lex a Who reference? (showing my ignorance) Or Superman?
Sharon's grandfather is Alexander, and my grandmother was Alexandrovna, so we originally figured on one of those two, depending on the gender, and if the baby felt like an Alexander. He doesn't feel quite like an Alexander, but he does feel like a Lex. Turns out Alexander was also mum's uncle's name.
As to references I do tend to think of Lex Luthor from Superman, Alexander the Great, Alexander De Large from Clockwork Orange, and the Lexx, from Lexx. Lexx is the inspiration for the new Lex icon.
I actually like Xander. When I first heard it I thought it was an interesting variant. But Buffy's buggered the name for a little while.
And a belated congratulations to the both of you!
2008-08-24 01:39 pm (UTC)
Our brains must work very similarly . . .
Late last night I was thinking of mentioning calling him Alexander.
Alexander is one of my *favourite* names! I use it a lot in fiction. And if I ever had a boy, it'd be one of the names on the list. Except I'd just call the kid "Alex". Cause I like that name.
But dude - BEAUTIFUL BABY. Oh my GOD, it does my head in!
And listen to the wise drjon. *hugs*
Pregnant women are quite sexy... I've been trying for weeks to come up with a L&H post that says that without me sounding a bit creepy and freaking out the pregnant women I know...
To avoid being peed on by my boy, I was told the trick was to hold the nappy on until last moment and then get everything done asap. Thankfully he's never peed on me in that comical-for-everyone-else-but-me way, but he has leaked poop :/
So far through sheer chance, I have missed out on poo. I was all geared up for it yesterday, but clean nappies the whole time.
See, adult conversations about poo. I'm a parent.
Lex's first episode of Doctor Who will be ep. 1 of Dalek Invasion of Earth. It's what I'm up to, and I'm waiting until he's home before I watch it. He will probably be asleep on my chest through it, but it counts.
Your next difficult decision will be how quickly you can show him episodes 4 - 6 of Star Wars, and how long you can put off showing him eps 1 -3.
You want to know the really difficult thing? My anal retentive nature means I want to show him the films in order 1-6. My storyteller, film-buff side wants to show him the films in 'proper' order 4-6, 1-3 because otherwise that big moment where we find out who Luke's father is in Empire will lose all it's impact.
I suspect storyteller will win.
Belated congratulations, and glad to hear you're both already having loads of fun with the parenting - kids are so cute but you need to keep your sense of humour to survive :)
I really do like that name.
Clara's first SF has been Babylon 5 - we're up to season 3 now during feeds.
And yes, people do forget all the details about very young babies, even those who only had one a few years ago!
It's good that you like your future son-in-law's name ;-)
I love the name Alexander, it means when Lex is in school and doesn't like the long name he can choose what he likes to be called. Also if at home you just call him Lex when he is in serious trouble you yell 'Alexander'! hehehehe
glad all is so far going well
hugs and kisses
Alexander is a great name. ;-)
Of course, you realise that, in 12-14 years times when he's entering the whole evil teenage boy rebellion phase, the fact that you've called him Lex all his life will mean that he will naturally turn around and demand to be called Xander instead. :-)
It is a good name, but Spuds McGinty is pretty darn fine also.
The most potent act of rebellion he could manage would be to become a Liberal-voting accountant.
I have an idea that Sascha is the Russian diminutive for the Russian version of Alexander too.
Big, heartfelt congratulations to you all from me and Rob.
Mazel Tov - such a cute baby!
And Mondy is quite jealous, so keep your eye on Lex!
Funny thinking of Mondy being jealous of a bub. He'd make such a great dad, and you'd rock, too... though not as a dad :)
All going well we'll hit Melbourne in 6-8 weeks, so we can test Mondy's clucky-factor then ;)