Daily Dirt: North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm … a name is a name is name
Daily Dirt for Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023
If I would have had another daughter, I think Sunday Molly would be a great choice. Welcome to today’s three thoughts that make up Vol. 512 of The Daily Dirt.
1. I’ve always been fascinated with names. In particular, first names. The fact I have a daughter named Kaysi and a son named Geoff should prove that.
It should come as no surprise I am fascinated by some of the names so-called celebrities have given their children, especially in recent years. The more unique some of those names have been does not necessarily make them “better,” but they are certainly interesting and can be automatic conversation starters.
I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorites:
North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm: Children of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. Kanye has taken a lot of grief lately for various things. Kim, well … she’s kind of a walking-talking punch line. I’ll give them credit. They can name kids. These are all tremendous.
Kal-El: Child of Nicolas Cage and Alice Kim. Cage has a long reputation of being a bit eccentric, to say the least. He’s obviously a fan of Superman.
Moroccan and Monroe: Children of Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon. Alliteration is always good.
Memphis Eve: Child of Bono and Ali Hewson. I’m learning to appreciate to incorporating a city into a name.
Reign: Child of Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Diswick. More proof those Kardashians can give their kids a great name.
Kulture Kiari: Child of Cardi B and Offset. Once again, alliteration always is a strength.
Blue Ivy: Child of Jay Z and Beyonce. If not alliteration, it’s always a plus to establish a mood or create a mental image with a name. This is a perfect example.
Sunday Molly: Daughter of Mike Myers and Kelly Tisdale. This one just rolls off your tongue. That is always a good thing.
Pilot Inspektor: Son of Jason Lee and Beth Riesgraf. Original? Certainly. Kind of stupid? Probably.
Lyra Antarctica: Daughter of Ed Sheehan and Cherry Seaborn. Cities are great, but entire continents? Probably not.
Aire Webster: Son of Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott. While the middle name is rather ho-hum, that first name is quality.
Some sort of special citation goes to comedian Penn Jillette and his wife, Emily, who decided to name their kid Moxie CrimeFighter Jillette.
2. Speaking of names, Lance is not such a common name these days. In medieval times, guys were named Lance a lot. (Rim shot, please …)
3. Sunday’s Cincinnati-Kansas City NFL playoff game likely will be dominated by storylines surrounding quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Joe Burrow — and rightly so — but Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce could be a major player.
Mahomes loves going to Kelce at crunch time, and Kelce already is one of the most productive tight ends in NFL history and he’s only 33 years old. Consider that Kelce:
- Already stands fourth all-time in receiving yards at his position with 10,344, yet he has “only” played in 144 games, which places him 18th in that category.
- Has a good chance by the time he retires (and, of course, avoids any serious injuries) to overtake Tony Gonzalez (15,127) as the career leader in receiving yards for a tight end. That Mahomes-to-Kelce combination is likely to remain a hot commodity for at least the three years or so.
- Will likely become only the third tight end in NFL history to register 1,000 career catches. He currently has 814, a total that only includes regular-season games. Gonzalez (1,325) and Jason Witten (1,228) are the only tight ends in history to catch more than 1,000 passes.
Steve Thought O’ The Day
I like the San Francisco in a mild upset and Kansas City to win Sunday’s NFL conference championship games. I’m feeling a 28-24 49ers victory and a 35-31 Chiefs victory.
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