We finally have the time to write out the first post for Baby Girl Chan's Name Bracket. In the "Pop Culture" region, it is 1 Mira vs. 8 Topanga. In the "S-names" region, it is 1 Saoirse vs. 8 Sabrina.
Siobhan - In the "pop culture" region, I have to say that Topanga is a unique name. It reminds me of the good old days of watching Boy Meets World with my siblings. Yes, that is where the name came from. She was an independent thinker who walked to the beat of her own drum. In the "S-names" region, I liked the movie, Sabrina. She was willing to move to another country to experience life in a new way. I would hope that baby girl Chan will also have the desire to experience life with such courage and bravery.
Gar - Topanga was a weird girl. Seriously... her character made no sense. Plus, the actress who played her ended up dating co-star Ben Savage, and later, Lance Bass from N*Sync. Booo. Mira is a much more awesome name - it means "peaceful, wonderful." Plus, a famous Mira is Mira Sorvino, the actress in one my favorite cult films, Guillermo del Toro's Mimic. She's super smart - she graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in East Asian Studies and speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese! As for Saoirse (sear-sha) vs. Sabrina, I'm going to go with Saoirse. It's unique, it's an Irish name (like Siobhan) and it has a great meaning "freedom, liberty."
Siobhan - Mira Sorvino's performance in Romy and Michele's High School Reunion also has some quirky moments too. Overall, Mira has a slightly better sound than Topanga with the last name Chan and with the Chinese accent. Plus, my mom's name is Miranda. She would love to hear part of her name in her granddaughter's name. Saoirse is an amazing Irish name. Yes, it would follow our Irish heritage, =), but it will be a tough childhood and adulthood with people always mispronouncing your name.
Gar - Yeah, having people mess up your name your whole life can make for a tough life, but I think it could also help Baby Girl Chan to grow up to be a tough woman. YEAH! Sorry, Topanga and Sabrina. I think this first round pretty obviously goes to the top seeds.
Feel free to now vote in the comments below!
BONUS: It's hard to believe, but it's been 2 whole years since Gideon's Name Bracket. And yes, Gideon was a name that was one there! It's exciting to think about what Baby Girl Chan's name will be...
5/13 EDIT: Voting is now closed!