Thursday, August 28, 2008

How Cool Is This?

My friend had her third baby yesterday at the wee hours of the morning. After having two girls she was blessed with a baby boy. He has a kick-ass name Atticus Benjamin. Maybe he will grow up to be a Olympic athlete?

Attica is the region of Greece which contains Athens, the capital city. Today, the name is mainly known from the character Atticus Finch in Harper Lee's novel 'To Kill a Mockingbird'. Atticus was also the name of a number of ancient Greek philosophers and writers; it was also the name of an early Archbishop of Constantinople. Atticus recently broke into the 1000 most popular names in the US, and was ranked 767th in 2006.

Benjamin is the anglicized form of the Hebrew Binyamin. In the Old Testament, Benjamin was the twelfth and youngest son of Jacob. Benjamin was the 24th most popular boy's name in the US in 2006, and the 11th most popular in the UK.

I totally love it but of course I love anything that isn't too main stream.

1 comment:

LiteralDan said...

Atticus is a really cool name, and at least for the recent namesake, it doesn't get much more pure, noble, and slick all at once.