My son, JUDE BRADFORD McINTIRE, slipped quietly
into the world under a full moon which was still visible through
the birthing room window at 8:19 am on Wednesday, 9 May, 2001
(my birthday!). He was 22 1/4 inches long and weighed in at a
hefty 10lbs, 1/2 oz. His hair is medium brown, and his eyes are
dark blue and seem to be staying that way. He is a true joy, and
gives my life purpose. I am honoured he chose me to be his mother.
The above photo was taken at Convergence 7, New York City, August
After much fanfare and a whole lot
of suggestions ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime, here
at last is a list of Gothic Baby Names. Not all the names are
particularly gothic in nature (for instance, you might name your
daughter Murphy in honour of Peter, but Murphy Brown and a profusion
of Irishmen and -women lend a very mainstream ring to the name),
but all of them were suggested as favourites by net.goths and
as such we will consider them gothic. I think the mainstream tone
of some of the names can be quite nice--it gives the grandparents
something to grasp onto.
"I get a little warm in my heart
when I think of Winter"
One of the most popular suggestions
is the name Winter, which makes me wonder about that time in the
not-so-distant future when the current generation of net.goths
sends our black-bunny-slippered kiddoes off to school. I imagine
hearing something like this in many classrooms: "Not you,
Winter S., I was speaking to Winter B." Winter B. might be
male and Winter S. female, also, bringing a whole other dimension
to the problem of too many Winters in the pre-school. Time will
tell. . .
A quick shout-out to all the contributors,
without whose help I'd be up the name creek with no paddle...
You guys all suggested some great Gothy names. There are over
100 of you now, so I can no longer list you all here.