Last week's results were two blow-outs: Sebastian beats Ernest 9-2; Enzo beats Magnus 9-2. Thanks to all our awesome readers who commented and voted.
Our new match-ups:
From the BIBLICAL region: 7 Ezekiel vs 10 Josiah
From the VANILLA region: 7 Grant vs 10 Nolan
Siobhan: Josiah is a great name, one of the good kings in the Bible, but it seems to be a common name that Christian families use. I know two Josiahs and they are great guys but then again, we are looking for a unique name. Ezekiel means "strength of God." What a great name to live up to! We are looking at a monosyllabic name again in the vanilla region, Grant. I think of Amy Grant. heheh... Nolan is an Irish name meaning champion. We can have an Irish first name family, Garrett, Siobhan and then Nolan. =)
Gar: So are you voting for Nolan? I guess I'll have to disagree and vote for Grant. Yes, Amy Grant is lame, but you have "good" Grants like Ulysses S. Grant (American general and president), or Horace Grant or Grant Hill (basketball players). Plus, I like the idea that Grant means to "give" or "bestow" - our son is a blessing bestowed upon us by God! Plus, points for it being a "G" name. As for Ezekiel versus Josiah, I'll vote for Ezekiel since I tend to admire the prophets more than the kings, and Ezekiel is not so common. He'll also have a cool nickname - "Zeke".
Shiv: I just have a dislike for monosyllabic first names with a monosyllabic last name. I am not saying that Grant is a less than honorable first name. I am looking at the whole picture. What do you have against Nolan? Nolan Ryan (baseball player), Christopher Nolan (film director... Memento, The Prestige, The Dark Knight) Those were amazing films that represented more than just a casual date night movie choice. =)
Gar: Yeeeeeeeah... man, I'll admit. That's a pretty compelling argument for Nolan. But this all goes back to one of other discussions - what's worst, a monosyllabic name or a name that rhymes? I know that the correct pronounciation is "Noh-len" (sounds almost like "Roland"), but you always got those people who will say the name as "Noh-lAn" (sounds like a tech geek saying "There's no LAN!"). "NOLAN CHAN" is a rhyming name if said incorrectly... it'd be as bad as naming him "JAN CHAN". Haha.