Celeste: So, here is my Shortlist.
Albert: A shortlist for what?
Celeste: Baby names.
Albert: We have months to decide. Don’t you think we should wait?
Celeste: No, I want to be prepared. Here, take a look. See what you think.
Albert: Ezekiel?! You want to name our child Ezekiel? He’ll be Teased by every kid in school.
Celeste: It’s a Family name. I was trying To appease my parents. They’ve been suggesting a lot of family names. We could call him by a Nickname, maybe “Zeke.”
Albert: I’m not naming my child Ezekiel. His name would be Ezekiel Eckleman. That’s a Mouthful. I also want To steer clear of alliterative names. I’ve never liked them.
Celeste: Okay, are there any names you like on my list?
Albert: Not Alan Phillip. That’s for sure.
Celeste: Why not? I thought we’d Name the baby after my grandfather. Alan is a nice First name and Phillip is a nice Middle name.
Albert: His initials would be “A. P. E.” – Ape! He would Never live that down.
Celeste: How about “Mikol”?
Albert: You mean an Alternate spelling for “Michael”? People don’t know how to pronounce a name with an Odd spelling.
Celeste: Well, are there any names you do like?
Albert: Albert Eckleman Junior has a nice ring to it.
Celeste: As you say, we have months to decide. Let’s keep an open mind.
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