We’ve got two pregnant ladies at Ragan Communications, publisher of PR Daily.
One is having a boy; the other is having a girl.
Neither has a name picked out yet. They both sent out companywide emails, asking for suggestions.
Well, they’re working for the right company. If you’re a communications, PR, or journalism junkie, here are 20 possible names for your newborn:
Oxford: Like the comma, only this child will be more regal.
AP: Forget AJ, PJ, or JR. Let’s honor the “journalist’s bible.” Hey, it’s better than ROI.
Dash: This kid is never going to sit still.
Slash: Tell all your friends he’s your “sweet child o’ mine.”
Umlaut: Perfect if you’ve got some German heritage.
Lede: Ideal name for your first-born, but the only problem is that people might spell it “lead.”
Zuck: Boys are named after presidents (see: Jackson and Harrison), so why not start a trend and name your little one after the founder of Facebook?
Mash: I see this little guy starting a rave from his crib.
Buzz: Like Aldrin and Lightyear, he’ll forge his way into new online frontiers.
Gram: This is a good one, especially if your spouse is a science nerd.
English: Classy and dignified. Much better than Telecommunications.
Paige: For moms who can’t stop reading “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.”
Twitty: A modern version of the ’60s supermodel Twiggy.
Tera: Add a spelling twist to the more common name, Tara. Only word freaks will understand.
Chatt: With a French-sounding name like this, don’t forget to buy her a baby beret.
Cher (Share): She’s the ideal child when it comes to playing with toys, especially musical ones.
Wiki: A name that could beget a career as a spy or simply the self-assurance that she knows everything.
She’s a crafty kid. Get ready for lots of trips to Jo-Ann Fabrics.
Tilde: Like the actress Tilda Swinton, sort of. Careful, she might grow up to be hyper-diacritical.
Snap: Catchy name, but her attention span might last less than 10 seconds.
Have any others to add to the list? And don’t worry: I’ve already thought of names if there happen to be twins: Hash and Tag. Sorry. I couldn’t resist.
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Jessica Levco is co-editor of Ragan's Health Care Communication News.