Well the results are in from the last match-up: Langston won 14-2, and Santiago managed a late comeback against Seamus, 8-4.
This week's match-ups are:
From the "BIBLICAL" region, number 2 seed Gideon faces number 15 seed Malachi, and in the "VANILLA" region, number 2 seed August faces number 15 seed Keagan.
Gar: The Biblical region has some great names. I like Malachi because it's the name of a prophet that hasn't been over-used. However, I'll have to go with Gideon because it's a "G" name and Gideon's story in the book of Judges is one of most interesting in the Bible: a unremarkable man of faith who was initially filled with doubt, but picked by God to free his people from oppression. Plus, having the possibility of the nickname "Deon" is fun too. For the Vanilla region, August and Keagan are both interesting names - August means "great", but Keagan means "Descendant Of The Fiery One". For sheer awesome-ness, the upset goes to Keagan.
Siobhan: I liked the movie, August Rush. I know that it is inconceivable that a young boy, a mom and dad could find each other in New York City, but it's more than that. His musicality and determination brought him through. Our boy will be the same in that sense and also he was born in August. As for the Biblical bracket, I will have to side with Gideon over Malachi. Here is the only reason that you should not vote for Malachi: the name will be shortened to "Kai." I rest my case.
Gar: Sure, the kid in August Rush may have been a musical genius, but he also spent a large majority of the movie hanging around a creepy street hustler played by an extra weird Robin Williams. I'm pretty sure I want my son to say away from creepy old guys / strangers. Would you like Malachi better if people nicknamed him "Mal" - like Captain Mal AKA Malcolm Reynolds in the sci-fi cult class TV series, Firefly?
Shiv: We are not naming our kid, Robin, nor Williams, so I am just focusing on August's character who was sweet, kind and talented. Maybe our kid will write a symphony too when he is eleven years old. Back to Malachi, people will not call him "Mal." It means bad in Spanish. Who wants their child to be called bad? Let me make it more clear: there was a kid whose name sounded like "Malachi" that was in my class. He screamed at the students, rammed his body against the locked classroom door, and grabbed female students' female parts. It's Gideon all the way!
EDIT: Voting is now closed! =)