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Hezekiah wins 6-3 and Cooper wins 6-4. Onto the next match ups!!!
Siobhan: My favorite book in middle school and high school was the Three Musketeers. I loved the plot and the friendship among the musketeers, maybe because it reminds me of my siblings. So of the musketeer names, D'Artagnan seemed the best match with Chan. As for the next match-up, we were filling out the bracket and noticed that we had a slot open in international and we forgot to add Finn. Yes, we know that Finn doesn't fit in international, we still liked it, but when you put it with Chan, Finn Chan. It doesn't work as well. The monosyllabic first name just doesn't sound right with a monosyllabic last name.
Gar: I think I'm going to pick Finn for the upset, here. I'm surprised you didn't like the Glee reference? If we're going to talk about names with a literary references, Finn is an obvious reference to the Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, one of the 3 great books in American history. Tiago is the Portugese form of James, but everybody going to mess up the pronunciation of the name (CHEE-a-goh is the correct way of saying it). As for D'Artagnan... I'm not a fan of names with apostrophes or the French. Sorry, musketeer... my vote is for Ulysses!
Siobhan: I do like Glee, but I am just stating a fact about monosyllabic last names. Just something to think about when casting your vote. Using Google search, I found two young lads: one who has the name Tiago Chan and the other Ulysses Chan. One has many Latin friends and the other has Asian friends. One likes Magic, the Gathering while the other one wears a hooded sweatshirt while hiding his face. Hmmm... I am still all for D'Artagnan. There seems to not be a D'Artagnan Chan at this moment and maybe our son will make be the model of all D'Artagnan Chans that follow.
Gar: Are you talking about this Tiago Chan? I don't care if our son plays Magic or wears a hoody, I just don't like Tiago. As for D'Artagnan Chan... doesn't that rhyme? I think rhyming names are worst than monosyllabic names. Pshhht. ;)
EDIT: Voting is now closed. Thanks for voting everyone!