Great comments everybody on the Baby Naming Manifesto. I have incorporated some of your feedback and Version 1.1 is now available below. Here is a quick summary of the changes:
-"Here Comes Pat!" test
-"Back Porch Shout" test
-"I Got An F In Geography" test
-The "High School Nerd" test was renamed the "Ghosts From The Past" test and now includes the names of former boyfriends and girlfriends.
-The "Wayne-Ray-Lee" test was revised to exclude girls who have this name since they are far less likely to become future felons.
-The "Difficult To Spell" test was renamed the "Queen Lili'uokalni" test because I wanted to show a name that is difficult to both pronounce and spell. (Well, unless your parents shipped you off to Hawaii when you were 14 years old to pick pineapples all summer instead of staying home and ending up in Juvie.)
I was talking with the NMW (Normal Mormon Wife) about what the next step in the Baby Naming Manifesto should be. We came up with an idea that I am absolutely giddy to roll out - a baby name points system! Therefore, I am currently developing a points system for each of the rules so that you will be able to give an overall score to each of the names you are either considering or have already slapped on your kids.
Once the points system is finalized, I am going to ask everybody to attempt to create the perfect Mormon baby name using the rules in the Manifesto and the points system. Check back soon. Should be lots of fun. I am hoping that we can have some sort of March Madness bracket and pit Mormon baby names head-to-head and end up with the ultimate champion. (In my best Dick Vitale voice) "These diaper dandies are going to be awesome with a capital 'A' baby!!!!!"