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TerzaRima
12-07-2011, 02:45 AM
You hipster doucheweebles, you named the baby Wilco.

Komnena
12-07-2011, 06:33 AM
Better that than Adolf Hitler.

alleycat
12-07-2011, 06:52 AM
I hope he has a brother named Roger.

Silver King
12-07-2011, 07:11 AM
I wish I knew what this thread was about.

Or maybe, as they say, ignorance is bliss, after all...

rhymegirl
12-07-2011, 07:23 AM
I wish I knew what this thread was about.

Or maybe, as they say, ignorance is bliss, after all...

It's about Wilco. Duh. :)

Silver King
12-07-2011, 07:28 AM
It's about Wilco. Duh. :)
I gathered that much from the original post. But the origins of Wilco, or what it's about and why it is considered newsworthy, remains a mystery to me.

rhymegirl
12-07-2011, 07:32 AM
I gathered that much from the original post. But the origins of Wilco, or what it's about and why it is considered newsworthy, remains a mystery to me.

What's it all about, Alfie?

Life is full of mysteries, Silver King.

Silver King
12-07-2011, 07:36 AM
Life is full of mysteries, Silver King.
True.

If this is about baby names, my parents called me Dino, which makes Wilco sound rather poetic by comparison.

poetinahat
12-07-2011, 07:37 AM
Wilco's a kinda low-key hip band, I think. I think they share an audience with the likes of Billy Bragg and Dave Matthews Band, and I think they either spawned or were spawned from Uncle Tupelo.

I couldn't name any of their songs, but for all I know, I'd love them if I heard them. Now I have to find out.

At least they didn't name the baby Half Man Half Biscuit...

Silver King
12-07-2011, 07:40 AM
Notice how as soon as I mentioned "poetic" in my previous post, Rob showed up.

Such a coincidence! :D

dolores haze
12-07-2011, 07:43 AM
I love Mermaid Avenue. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mermaid_Avenue) Wilco and Billy Bragg set Woody Guthrie lyrics to music and recorded it. California Stars, Ingrid Bergman and Way Over Yonder are favorites, though the whole album is a delight. Still wouldn't call my kid Wilco, though.

KellyAssauer
12-07-2011, 07:47 AM
I'd consider Biko...

Wait. No I wouldn't.

BenPanced
12-07-2011, 08:03 AM
Maybe this is the source? (http://www.wilco.coop/)

Or this is the source? (http://wilco.org/)

THE FINAL SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA HAS SPOKEN (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilco_%28voice_procedure%29#WILCO)

TerzaRima
12-07-2011, 08:35 AM
Nobody around here except poet and dolores have heard of the band, Wilco? Yankee Hotel Foxtrot? I Am Trying To Break Your Heart?

Huh. I guess I'm the annoying hipster doucheweeble here. Anyway, they are a very good band and I like them. But, you know, I like Girl Scout cookies a lot too and I wouldn't name a putative kid of mine Thin Mint.

KellyAssauer
12-07-2011, 08:43 AM
I'm the annoying hipster doucheweeble


Thank goodness we've finally filled that position,
would somebody run and tell Cray? :D

Priene
12-07-2011, 09:27 PM
Wilco's a kinda low-key hip band, I think. I think they share an audience with the likes of Billy Bragg and Dave Matthews Band, and I think they either spawned or were spawned from Uncle Tupelo.

Not forgetting the legendary guitarist Wilko Johnson, who danced in the manner of one whose Fender was short-circuiting, but was nevertheless unswervably cool.



At least they didn't name the baby Half Man Half Biscuit...

Wish you'd said that when my little 'uns were being born.

Susan Littlefield
12-07-2011, 09:45 PM
I think Wilco is a fine name.

"Wlco, we will go now," Father said.
"Wilco William Watts, get you sorry behind over here right now," Mother screamed.
"Wilco, I'm so glad you're mine," Wilca said as she fluttered her long dark eyelashes.
"And now proud parents Wilco and Wlca Watts welcome twins into the world- Willie Wilco and Wilhelmina Wilca."

:D

bettielee
12-07-2011, 10:22 PM
I always thought Wilco sounded like the name of a pharmacy.

dolores haze
12-07-2011, 10:26 PM
Nobody around here except poet and dolores have heard of the band, Wilco?

Huh. I guess I'm the annoying hipster doucheweeble here.

Does that mean me and poet are in the hipster doucheweeble club too?

cray
12-07-2011, 11:42 PM
Thank goodness we've finally filled that position,
would somebody run and tell Cray? :D



:e2moon:

shyne
12-08-2011, 12:22 AM
Why not Citgo or 7 Eleven?

KellyAssauer
12-08-2011, 12:41 AM
Walgreen and especially Petboys are a no go as well.

BeatrixKiddo
12-08-2011, 03:58 AM
I wish I knew what this thread was about.

Or maybe, as they say, ignorance is bliss, after all...


I am feeling the same wonderful confusion.
But I'm no fan of Wilco so my opinion matters not in this thread.

I have never heard the term "doucheweebles" though, but I intend to add it to my list of favorite words to use as insults since I am a fan of the words "douche" and "douchebag".

:D

poetinahat
12-08-2011, 04:19 AM
Wish you'd said that when my little 'uns were being born.
Things you don't want the doctor to say when your child is born: "F***in' 'Ell, it's Fred Titmus!"


Does that mean me and poet are in the hipster doucheweeble club too?
*plays recorder, looks into the distance when finally answering*

I don't even know what a hipster is...

*plays pan flute*

Xelebes
12-08-2011, 04:50 AM
Better than Norco.

Xelebes
12-08-2011, 04:53 AM
I think Wilco is a fine name.

"Wlco, we will go now," Father said.
"Wilco William Watts, get you sorry behind over here right now," Mother screamed.
"Wilco, I'm so glad you're mine," Wilca said as she fluttered her long dark eyelashes.
"And now proud parents Wilco and Wlca Watts welcome twins into the world- Willie Wilco and Wilhelmina Wilca."

:D

And after moving to Iceland, they became William Wilco Wilcosen and Wilhelmina Wilca Wilcosdottir.

Devil Ledbetter
12-08-2011, 05:33 AM
I wish I knew what this thread was about.

Or maybe, as they say, ignorance is bliss, after all...I like names that end in O. My favorite is Rollo. Hubs wouldn't go for it though.

poetinahat
12-08-2011, 05:40 AM
I like names that end in O. My favorite is Rollo. Hubs wouldn't go for it though.
Say hello to Mr. Tomasi from all of us. ;)

Silver King
12-08-2011, 07:28 AM
I like names that end in O...
So did my parents. They named their boys Mario, Marco, Dino and Roberto.

I favored naming my first son Angelo, but my wife talked me out of it by saying, "There's enough Os in your family."

And she was right.

rhymegirl
12-08-2011, 07:42 AM
Hmm. I for one have never heard of a band called Wilco.

I was just here for the fun.


If you wanna talk about bands from the sixties/seventies, I'm all over that.

Silver King
12-08-2011, 07:47 AM
I was just here for the fun.
Katho has a nice ring to it.

rhymegirl
12-08-2011, 07:52 AM
Katho has a nice ring to it.

Yeah. My parents should have named us Nano, Katho, Dotto, and Roseo.

Silver King
12-08-2011, 07:57 AM
Yeah. My parents should have named us Nano, Katho, Dotto, and Roseo.
If they had, we might be related.

KellyAssauer
12-08-2011, 08:22 AM
If you wanna talk about bands from the sixties/seventies, I'm all over that.

Did they call them bands then?
Or were they more like roving tribes?

;)

Priene
12-08-2011, 08:58 AM
Did they call them bands then?
Or were they more like roving tribes?


Way back then, they were usually known as 'beat combos'.

bettielee
12-08-2011, 10:45 AM
I have always very vocally judged Gwyneth Paltro for naming her kid Apple. However, there was a girl named Apple in Truman Capote's Summer Crossing.

Not that I don't still think that's the stupidest name ever.

Flicka
12-08-2011, 02:29 PM
I once came across a guy who'd named his daughter Nin after Nine Inch Nails. I wonder what kind of spawn she and young Wilco might one day produce...

KellyAssauer
12-08-2011, 04:12 PM
Moon Unit...

Priene
12-08-2011, 04:38 PM
Zowie Bowie...

Mr Flibble
12-08-2011, 06:07 PM
I always thought Wilco sounded like the name of a pharmacy. Round these here parts Wilco is a synonym for 'that place that sells incredibly cheap tat'

Like I can talk - my daughter is named after a Star Trek character. Though to be fair, I did make sure her name was spelt so it could also mean something in Spanish. Rather than use the apostrophe

bettielee
12-08-2011, 10:17 PM
T'pau?

writerterri
12-08-2011, 10:38 PM
Wilco who? What is going on?!

Who named their baby Wilco? It's better than...

Blanket
Apple
Tray
Skip

Mr Flibble
12-08-2011, 10:50 PM
T'pau?
Lol, nope. It's a fairly obscure ref to one my Old Man's fave characters

ETA: Check the dedication in the last book I sent you

aadams73
12-08-2011, 11:26 PM
I can't decide if I want to name our kids after LOLcats or random noises. Ceiling Cat and Whoosh! (exclamation point included).

kayleamay
12-08-2011, 11:42 PM
I can't decide if I want to name our kids after LOLcats or random noises. Ceiling Cat and Whoosh! (exclamation point included).


Shart Adams has a nice ring to it.

aadams73
12-08-2011, 11:54 PM
Shart Adams has a nice ring to it.

I was thinking Clap Adams.

Devil Ledbetter
12-09-2011, 12:02 AM
Wilco who? What is going on?!

Who named their baby Wilco? It's better than...

Blanket
Apple
Tray
Skip
Tray? Tray? Laughing hysterically now!

To be fair to the late Mr. Jackson, Blanket is a nickname.

Mr Flibble
12-09-2011, 12:09 AM
I was thinking Clap Adams.


Onomatopoeia? That's a nice name for a girl. :D

kayleamay
12-09-2011, 12:23 AM
Onomatopoeia? That's a nice name for a girl. :D

*imagines poor little girl sitting at her tiny desk with her giant pencil in her hand in an empty classroom at night*

All she had to do for the first day of kindergarten was spell her name.

:cry:

aadams73
12-09-2011, 02:09 AM
Onomatopoeia? That's a nice name for a girl. :D

You're good at this. You should publish a book of new, alternative baby names. :D

For a boy, I guess Onomatopoeyew would work nicely.

Mr Flibble
12-09-2011, 02:18 AM
Hmm, maybe

But Griswald is a good strong name for a boy. Or Dangleberry.

Flibbertigibbet is good for a girl too.

aadams73
12-09-2011, 02:26 AM
How about Dangleberry Griswold? That would cover the middle name as well.

BeatrixKiddo
12-09-2011, 02:30 AM
Dangleberry...I thought it was Dingleberry?

Mr Flibble
12-09-2011, 02:53 AM
No, Dangleberry (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=dangleberry). Also known as Klingons.


If we're still naming, Gonad is good for a boy, you think? Mulligatawny for a girl.

Xelebes
12-09-2011, 04:59 AM
Guthilda is such an endearing name.

kayleamay
12-09-2011, 05:49 AM
The more I read this thread, the less pity I have for little Wilco.

Xelebes
12-10-2011, 06:24 AM
Hermod Hermut the Hermit-Mutt
mutter matter to the mater.
Hermod Hermut the Hermit-Mutt
muddies mutter amid the matter.
Hermod Hermut the Hermit-Mutt
mutters "Mittens" to the mater.

Priene
12-10-2011, 12:16 PM
If you put 'baby called Wilco' in Google, this thread comes out second. We're setting a trend.

TerzaRima
12-13-2011, 11:19 AM
The Wilco in question was born to the friend of a friend, and yes, he's named after the band as his mother is a huge fan. I confess to rolling my eyes at the school of baby naming that is intended to advertise mom and dad's very special unique hipness. It kind of makes me want to adopt a kid and name it Wang Chung.

KellyAssauer
12-13-2011, 05:10 PM
In real life I've met: Chris Cross, Sandy Lot, and Anita Lay.
I'll bet Wilco might sound pretty good to them...