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Re: Not dead.

Post by Aethaeryn » August 2nd, 2009, 3:20 am

West wrote:First and foremost I'm going to be a dad within maybe two or three weeks
Congratulations.
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Or name your child after a Wesnoth character. You could be the first =D and we would think it truly awesome
Oh, please no. The kid has to live with the name it's whole live.
Delfador is a nice name. If all else fails though, you could always name him after Dave. ;)
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Re: Not dead.

Post by Jetrel » August 4th, 2009, 4:34 am

Wow, congratulations. :D
Well we don't know whether it's a boy or a girl, but we have a few alternatives. Boy names is hard though, especially since 95% of them mean "god rocks!" or something, which feels kinda wrong (as both me and the Missus are atheists). But yeah, I promise to post a few pictures.
Yeah, I'm kinda past my atheist phase, ironically mostly due to a science/math education. :| Anyways, I'm not personally opposed to theistic names like I used to be, since I think a lot of the intent there is less about the deity, and more about the ideals it represents, but YMMV and it ain't my kid. If it rubs you the wrong way, you obviously don't want to pick it. I'd probably pick some name that represents an ideal you're fond of.

You might find this site very useful: http://www.behindthename.com/
This is an example of the background it gives: http://www.behindthename.com/name/matthias

Speaking of which, my name is probably terrible on that front: Richard => Ric/Reich (e.g. 'rule/lead') + hard (either in the sense of being harsh/authoritarian, or unyielding, firm, and evenhanded). Might be a better name if I were a feudal lord, rather than a dorky computer nerd.
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West wrote:First and foremost I'm going to be a dad within maybe two or three weeks
Congratulations.
vonHalenbach wrote: Oh, please no. The kid has to live with the name it's whole live.
Delfador is a nice name. If all else fails though, you could always name him after Dave. ;)
If you name it after a fantasy character, I will be the first person to kill a man through the internet. Just on principle.
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Re: Not dead.

Post by West » August 25th, 2009, 8:27 pm

Houston, we have touchdown.

At 8:04 this morning, my wife gave birth to Iris, a perfectly healthy baby girl (3912g, 53cm).

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Re: Not dead.

Post by Tyler Johnson » August 25th, 2009, 8:59 pm

West, that's awesome, Congratulations! I wish you the best in your fatherly experiences, don't forget about us here eh? I still want to hear and enjoy your musical creations.

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Re: Not dead.

Post by West » August 25th, 2009, 9:12 pm

Tyler, thanks.

And don't worry, I won't forget about you. I'm sure there's a turbulent time ahead with a lot of new things to get used to, not to mention a lot of new responsibilities. But at the same time I feel more relaxed and motivated to get back to working on my music again. This seemingly endless waiting was driving me nuts, I couldn't focus on anything. Looking back, I've spent the last six months or more fretting and wondering how I'm going to react to becoming a parent.

But now the page is turned and a new chapter begins.

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Re: Not dead.

Post by Boucman » August 25th, 2009, 9:18 pm

Congratulation west...

and see you in a couple of months ;)
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Re: Not dead.

Post by Huston » August 26th, 2009, 3:56 am

West wrote:Houston, we have touchdown.
:lol2:
you spelled my name wrong, but you did spell the city right.
West wrote:At 8:04 this morning, my wife gave birth to Iris, a perfectly healthy baby girl (3912g, 53cm).
Congrats, and have fun changing diapers :P , but what does (3912g, 53cm) equate to in pounds and inches/feet? they don't teach us the metric scale very well in the U.S.

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Re: Not dead.

Post by Tyler Johnson » August 26th, 2009, 4:34 am

According to my little iPhone application here, what West was trying to say is:

"My wife gave birth to a beautiful healthy 8.6 lbs 1' 8" baby girl" :D

Damn metric system, thank god for calculators.

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Re: Not dead.

Post by Huston » August 26th, 2009, 4:38 am

ah ok. thanks johnson.
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Re: Not dead.

Post by CheeseLord » August 26th, 2009, 8:21 am

Congratulations West, and Good luck in being a father!!!!
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Re: Not dead.

Post by PPH » August 26th, 2009, 12:26 pm

Congratulations!

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Re: Not dead.

Post by SkyOne » August 27th, 2009, 1:50 am

West wrote:At 8:04 this morning, my wife gave birth to Iris, a perfectly healthy baby girl (3912g, 53cm).
YA~Y! BRAVO, BRAVO! CONGRATULATIONS!
Huston wrote:what does (3912g, 53cm) equate to in pounds and inches/feet?
3912(g) x 2.205= 8.62596 lbs
53(cm) x 0.394= 20.882 inch (approximate 1' 9")
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Re: Not dead.

Post by Aleksi » August 30th, 2009, 9:09 pm

Wooohoooo! Bravo! Toutes mes félicitations!!! :)

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Re: Not dead.

Post by tsr » August 30th, 2009, 10:16 pm

Grattis!

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Re: Not dead.

Post by Temuchin Khan » September 7th, 2009, 9:13 pm

Congratulations on becoming a father!

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