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#1 Pull Up A Beanbag

Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:07 PM

DH and I were mucking around last night.  We've been discussing starting the baby thing next year, and were chucking around all sorts of silly things.


In amongst all the ridiculous  (Stone Cold Steve), we actually came up with a combo I quite like.



Is Xavier Kirby B**  too obviously comic fan, or would you have to be seriously in the know to pick it?

#2 jayskette

Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:10 PM

No.

My name list contains way nerdier names  biggrin.gif

#3 noi'mnot

Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:10 PM

I have no idea what it's all about. Thus, in my world, it would be fine. It's a nice name! original.gif

#4 Pull Up A Beanbag

Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:11 PM

QUOTE (jayskette @ 14/11/2012, 06:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No.

My name list contains way nerdier names  biggrin.gif



We are severely limited in first names, in that anything that ends with an "ee" sound is out, and because our last name is so short and vowel-y, we can't have vowel-y first names LOL.


We momentarily considered Wolverine Stan Tounge1.gif

#5 Ianthe

Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:15 PM

I have no idea what you are talking about. I don't even know who Xavier is in reference to (I am wanting to say X-Men?) It's not pronounced Ex-avier is it?

#6 Pull Up A Beanbag

Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:16 PM

QUOTE (Ianthe @ 14/11/2012, 06:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have no idea what you are talking about. I don't even know who Xavier is in reference to (I am wanting to say X-Men?) It's not pronounced Ex-avier is it?



Xavier = Professor Charles Xavier from Xmen  (well done!)   (Zay-vyer)

Jack Kirby - prolific 80s comic writer, and one of DH's favourites.

#7 Ianthe

Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:18 PM

QUOTE (NapCat @ 14/11/2012, 07:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Xavier = Professor Charles Xavier from Xmen  (well done!)   (Zay-vyer)

Jack Kirby - prolific 80s comic writer, and one of DH's favourites.


Yay I am half-nerdy wink.gif

I had a feeling that it wasn't pronounced correctly, pleased to know I am wrong.

#8 LookMumNoHands

Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:23 PM

Nah, it's fine. Not too nerdy at all  original.gif .

#9 Acidulous Osprey

Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:31 PM

I remember what your surname is original.gif and while I like Xavier and Kirby is OK, Kirby seriously does not work with your surname to my ear.  I know it would be so rarely said out loud but it would bug me.

Also if it gets shortened to Xav?  All I can hear is Save ::your surname::

I know, I was a great help there.

#10 Kay1

Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:32 PM

Xavier's fairly popular these days and Kirby I would assume was a family name since I know nothing about comics. original.gif


#11 Pull Up A Beanbag

Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:39 PM

I've not yet taught a Xavier, so the name is still fresh to me  (over 2000 students in 4 years, so there's a lot I've over-heard LOL)

The "Ee" ness of Kirby is why it got relegated to middle Tounge1.gif

#12 jodi

Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:39 PM

I have no idea about comics and stuff and that... I never would have picked this as a nerdy name  shrug.gif

I thought you were going to call him 'Poindexter'!

#13 *molly*

Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:44 PM

The references mean nothing to me. But I think the name is great. Xavier is top of my boys list, I love it!

#14 la di dah

Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:16 PM

QUOTE (NapCat @ 14/11/2012, 07:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Xavier = Professor Charles Xavier from Xmen  (well done!)   (Zay-vyer)

Jack Kirby - prolific 80s comic writer, and one of DH's favourites.


'80s? In 1940 he co-created Captain America, in the '60s he co-created Fantastic Four, the X-Men, and the Hulk, in the '70s he created all the New Gods characters like Orion and Darkseid.

So, uh... I'm a sliiiight geek. But, you know, I think Xavier Kirby is a pretty good way to go, it's subtle unless you're a weirdo like me. I do not think Darkseid is particularly wearable. wink.gif

I will show myself out now.

#15 Pull Up A Beanbag

Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:18 PM

QUOTE (la di dah @ 14/11/2012, 07:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
'80s? In 1940 he co-created Captain America, in the '60s he co-created Fantastic Four, the X-Men, and the Hulk, in the '70s he created all the New Gods characters like Orion and Darkseid.

So, uh... I'm a sliiiight geek. But, you know, I think Xavier Kirby is a pretty good way to go, it's subtle unless you're a weirdo like me. I do not think Darkseid is particularly wearable. wink.gif

I will show myself out now.



You could be quite right, ladidah.  Just everything else DH likes comes from the 80s, so I sort of assumed LOL.

#16 la di dah

Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:21 PM

I might happen to love Jack Kirby, that's all. And you'd be amazed how rarely those tidbits are at all relevant to any conversation ever.

I have a couple comics-inspired names in my own lists but no double combos and boys are hard, so I admire the Xavier Kirby thing. Except, I will admit, Prof. Xavier is why I always thought it was ex-avier.

#17 HerringToMarmalade

Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:26 PM

Nope, I think it'd only be nerdy to nerds Tounge1.gif But I know a family whose kids' middle names all come from fantasy type things, mythical history, fantasy books etc. I don't want to say them here because they are too identifying but they are obviously recognisable as nerdy names and super cool.

#18 Pull Up A Beanbag

Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:33 PM

QUOTE (la di dah @ 14/11/2012, 07:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I might happen to love Jack Kirby, that's all. And you'd be amazed how rarely those tidbits are at all relevant to any conversation ever.

I have a couple comics-inspired names in my own lists but no double combos and boys are hard, so I admire the Xavier Kirby thing. Except, I will admit, Prof. Xavier is why I always thought it was ex-avier.



DH understands.  Even I just smile and nod along with a lot of it, hence the mega stuff up Tounge1.gif

#19 Squeekums Da Feral

Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:33 PM

QUOTE (NapCat @ 14/11/2012, 06:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
In amongst all the ridiculous  (Stone Cold Steve), we actually came up with a combo I quite like.



Is Xavier Kirby B**  too obviously comic fan, or would you have to be seriously in the know to pick it?

.
Being the wrestling freak I am, if Stone Cold Steve is refering to the wrestler
- THAT MUST BE THE NAME! -
No if, buts or maybes lol
.
On a serious note,I like Xavier Kirby and wouldnt have got the referance.


#20 Pull Up A Beanbag

Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:38 PM

QUOTE (squeekums @ 14/11/2012, 07:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
.
Being the wrestling freak I am, if Stone Cold Steve is refering to the wrestler
- THAT MUST BE THE NAME! -
No if, buts or maybes lol



I personally have no idea, but DH is a wrestling fan, so I do imagine that's where it's from LOL.  we were cacking ourselves imagining calling out things like

"STONE COLD STEVE ALLAN B*** YOU GET YOURSELF BACK IN HERE AND DO YOUR HOMEWORK"

"Today, Professor Stone Cold Steve B*** delivered his speech on...."

#21 Izzibeach

Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:47 PM

Doesn't sound nerdy at all.

I quite like the name combo. original.gif

#22 Squeekums Da Feral

Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:59 PM

QUOTE (NapCat @ 14/11/2012, 08:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I personally have no idea, but DH is a wrestling fan, so I do imagine that's where it's from LOL.  we were cacking ourselves imagining calling out things like

"STONE COLD STEVE ALLAN B*** YOU GET YOURSELF BACK IN HERE AND DO YOUR HOMEWORK"

"Today, Professor Stone Cold Steve B*** delivered his speech on...."

.
Lol, yelling out that and picturing the wrestler is the funniest thought i've had all day!


#23 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:13 PM

I saw Kirby and thought that you were referencing the little pink puff from the Nintendo games. Which begs the question - who is the bigger nerd, you or I?

I don't mind Kirby as a reference to Justice Michael Kirby - but wouldn't be brave enough to use it myself.

Not a big fan of Xavier, however (sorry).

#24 Pull Up A Beanbag

Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:21 PM

QUOTE (Dabri @ 14/11/2012, 08:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I saw Kirby and thought that you were referencing the little pink puff from the Nintendo games. Which begs the question - who is the bigger nerd, you or I?

I don't mind Kirby as a reference to Justice Michael Kirby - but wouldn't be brave enough to use it myself.

Not a big fan of Xavier, however (sorry).



Xavier has never pinged my radar before, it must be said.

I'm willing to take all other comic book/movie/writer combos on board!

#25 kerilyntaryn

Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:28 PM

sounds fine




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