June 05, 2006

E-mails: Male names beginning with 'S'

Date: Sun, 4 Jun 2006 16:59:11 -0700 (PDT)
From: "James Welsch" <_________@yahoo.com
Subject: Baby boy
To: "Annette Kelly" <__________@sbcglobal.net>, "Steve Kelly" <____________@sbcglobal.net>
"Suzanne Carol Welsch" <________@yahoo.com>, "John Henry Welsch" <_________@worldnet.att.net>, "Lee Welsch" <_________@earjuice.com>

Annette & Steve,

Congratulations on your healthy baby!

My friend here spells it "Shaun" which is my favorite spelling, although I don't know where it's from. Michael is the angel in Paradise Lost.

Some other of my favorite male names: Arlen (cowboy name / Republican senator), Melville (marginalized great American author), Roy (John's brother/cowboy), Blake (poet/prophet/cowboy).

There's a great names graph here.

If you click on "boys" & type in a "S" it will show you a crazy graph of the rise & fall of all of the S-names throughout the twentieth century. Sirius Black is the great character from Harry Potter. There's "Swift", as in Jonathan, or "Samuel" as in Coleridge or the King, "Spenser" wrote the longest poem in the English language, "Stravinski" wrote a ballet that caused a riot, "Serge" Prokofiev wrote an opera about a man who falls in love with four oranges, "Salvador" wrote books explaining his own symbolism.

& there's always first Chronicles in the Bible.

Just don't name him Madison. Or Nevaeh. Or Clement.

Love & Peace,


Date: Sun, 4 Jun 2006 20:00:22 -0700 (PDT)
"Sue Welsch" <______@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Baby boy
To: "James Welsch" <__________@yahoo.com>, "Lee Welsch" <__________

James, the name has been chosen and it is William Michael. They will call him Will or Wills (Like Prince William). I have been at the hospital all day and am now home taking care of Anastasia and Scott, while Stephen spends the night with Annette and Will at the hospital. He is really cute. More later, because I have to put the kids to bath and bed.

Love, MOM

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