Bronx Mowgli? Come on.
Being a “Jennifer”, I am sensitive to curse of the common name. I have always wanted my kids to have something unusual, but not Inspektor Pilot type unusual.
Loki named himself long ago, long before I was pregnant and long before I started even trying (not Loki – that’s his nickname while in utero). I just kind of figured “M” would show up and I was just waiting for him. We’ve gone through other names and we always come back to this one specific name. I’ll name him here on HeisseScheisse after he’s born because I do have some superstitions.
However, the close second name we tossed around?
Lucius Kain Massana von R.*
I know, not a whole lot better than Bronx Mowgli, but we both like Lucius because of Lucius D. Clay. And when you add the Kain Massana von R. it becomes a really cool superhero/villain name, but kind of a mouthful. The Massana von R part is the last name. My kids will have my last name too. He can go simply by von R. if he wants.
We’re not actually doing it because everyone started calling him Lucifer. His name is far more common and easily pronounced in both languages. If he wants to be a superhero/villain, he can use his middle name.
My brother is deeply saddened that we have opted not to use Optimus.
What are some of the names you’ve thought of and not used? You can totally call those names still for future children or pets and by the law of “Calling” no one can use them without your permission.
*Miranda – I’m officially still calling Lucius in case the next kid is a boy and I promise not to use Jack or Gabe.