Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Rocking Out

While Betty was in the hospital, we met a nurse who said that her son was also named Peter. And since Peter means "Rock", they're calling him Rocky.

Rocky Tanory... I don't know if I love the name, but it definitely gives me an excuse to play Mike Tyson's Punchout on the Wii with Peter when he gets older.

According to ThinkBabyNames.com, Peter has 21 variant forms: Boutros, Par, Peder, Pedro, Pekka, Per, Petar, Pete, Peterson, Petr, Petre, Petros, Petrov, Pierce, Piero, Pierre, Piet, Pieter, Pietro, Piotr and Pyotr.

And if you were wondering, yes, this means that Boutros Boutros Ghali's name translates into both Peter Peter Ghali and Rock Rock Ghali.

It's fitting that Peter would mean "rock" when Betty has rocks in her kidneys, most likely due to the pregnancy. Pete also likes to be "rocked." But interestingly enough, we named one of his toys Apollo Creed, and Pete lost a fight with him the first time he played with it then beat him the next time, then the toy helped to train Peter for a fight with a toy made in Russia.

(That was the plot to Rocky's 1, 2 and 3, just FYI. I know, I'm a huge nerd.)

Maybe we'll just call Peter "The Rock" because he's started to roll over on his own. Eat your heart out, Dwayne Johnson! There's a new rock in town, and this one ain't taking no crap from anyone (except his sister)!

1 comment:

Bo said...

Some suggestions:

Petey T
P.T. Cruiser
Mr. Peterson
T.P. Creepers (a treat for your feet)