Did anybody else say “Huh?” when you first heard the names of Todd and Sarah Palin’s 5 children? Since reading her biography, “Sarah: How a Hockey Mom Turned Alaska’s Political Establishment Upside Down”, (which made me realize how many similarities I share with Gov. Palin…but that’s for a different blog post), I finally found out the reason behind their names:
Track: because he was born during track and field season (Sarah was a track athlete and her dad was a track and cross country coach). The book says,
Sarah’s father jokingly asked what they would have named their son if he had been born during basketball season. Without hesitation, Sarah answered ‘Hoop’.
Bristol: after the ocean bay where they fished
Willow: after Alaska’s state bird, the willow ptarmigan
Piper Indy: after the Piper Cub airplane that Todd flies and the Polaris Indy snowmobile he drove when he won the Iron Dog snowmobile race
Trig Paxson: Trig in Norse means “true” and “brave victory” and Paxson after an Interior lake popular among snowmachiners
So, with this in mind, I’ve come up with the “Gov. Sarah Palin Name Game”…use the following formula to come up with what you should name your next child:
fav. sport+fav. fishing hole+your state’s bird+the kind of car you drive+fav lake
This is what we will be naming our next child:
“Golf Meathole Mounty (Mountain Bluebird) Mitsy (Mitsubishi) Payette”
I think we’ll just call him/her Jr. for short.
What will your next child’s name be?