Monday, May 18, 2009

This is the Hand She's Dealt

Stryker has just one all consuming and urgent desire.  He brings up this all-consuming quest at breakfast and bedtime and, well, most moments in between. 

He wants to change his name to:  Stryker.   

No last name.  No middle name.  Just Stryker.

Stryker:  "Like God and Oprah, Mom.  Wouldn't it be amazing?"

The kicker is that she has no real good reason why not, except:  "Because I say so."  She sort of feels like this is practice for the first request for a tattoo?

Stryker.   God.   Oprah.   

Hmmm. . ..  it does have a steady beat, doesn't it?

15 comments:

MJ said...

You have to admit it, Stryker is a strong name. He has a point.

And you know, you do do that "Buddah, Oprah," etc list in your blog. Perhaps you should add Stryker to your list too?

JCK said...

Well, Stryker is a very cool name.

Lynda said...

If anyone's kids can pull it off, yours can. Of course, you could tell him it will save YOU a lot of hassle until he's "of age." He might want a new name by then.

Karen ~ said...

don't forget Cher.

I agree about the "of age" thing, but I also really like the idea.

And I would go with him to get his tattoo.

Former Minnesota Maiden said...

There's Prince, too - a good Minnesota one-namer. Stryker is far cooler.

Did you say that Stryker was named for a street? Would you remind us of the story behind that?

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Definitely a wait-until-you're-18 thing...

smalltownmom said...

It's a striking name (no pun intended)...

kmkat said...

Yep, when he is 18 he can do as he pleases, assuming he is self-supporting. Awesome concept, though.

Miss Grace said...

Also: Prince, Cher, Madonna.

My good friend's last name is Stryker, and we always just call him Stryker. But um, I think you could just call your Stryker, well, Stryker.

Anonymous said...

You have the most tenacious children.

Amy said...

I just picture some tough dude that fights crime. Totally cool. Unlike me and my obsolete vocabulary.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

That is a great stand-alone name. Better than if he was named "Fred" or "Mike."

Daisy said...

Madonna. Cher. What's wrong with this picture? All females. Stryker could break the chain!

Heather said...

My daughter told us she wants to change her name tonight. Sigh. It starts already.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

I support this idea.

Wholeheartedly.