Well the results are in from the last match-up: Gideon won 12-1, and August just barely won, 7-5.
This week's match-ups are:
From the "HISTORICAL/LITERARY" region, number 2 seed Hector faces number 15 seed Cyprus, and in the "INTERNATIONAL" region, number 2 seed Ignacio faces number 15 seed Ichiro.
Siobhan: Hector is a strong name for a boy, but what nickname would come from it? Hec... tor.... I think that Cyprus is a great contender because of the nickname, "Cy." I am looking for a possible upset in this region. As for the international region, Ichiro has positive recognition in Washington State and the nation. I hope that our son wouldn't have to explain how to say his name to a teacher, but it just seems too predictable to name our son after a well-known baseball player. I haven't met anybody named Ignacio Chan. Woohoo for individuality!
Gar: I like Hector a lot, as it references the noble Trojan hero from the Iliad. He was courageous, strong, and defended his family and country. Cyprus isn't a bad name, but I associate it with trees or with Cyprus Hill (who smoke trees). Ha! Ignacio is a form of Ignatius which comes from the Latin word for "fire". Several saints have been named Ignatius, plus "fire" denotes passion and strength. Ichiro is Japanese for literally "first son", but the combination of "Ichiro Chan" will sound funny to Japanese speakers since it sounds like someone trying to use "-chan" (as opposed to "-san" or "-kun" or "-sama") isn't common for addressing grown men. Hmmm.
Siobhan: Cyprus is not a tree; it's an island in the Mediterranean Sea, where Aphrodite was claimed to have been born. Who wouldn't want to be named after the island where Aphrodite came from? It's amazing there. Our son would be proud to say that he was named after an island. Yes, Troy was a great movie, but it wasn't Hector who stole the show. It was Achilles. Plus, Hector died in the movie. He had to give up his life for the people who were not smart and brought in a large wooden horse.
Gar: You want our son associated with Aphrodite, the GODDESS OF LOVE? He's a dude! I like Cyprus Hill and all, but naming him Cyprus is setting him up for life of being "Insane in the Brain". I don't want our son to be loco. Oh, and Hector died a heroic death. The "guy who stole the show", Achilles, got himself shot in the foot. What a n00b way to die.