Trending Baby Name OR James Spader in the ’80s?

Hi all & welcome back to a bit of weekend fun. A rockmom quiz inspired by a group of young boys we encountered at a minor league baseball game over the summer.

God loves minor league baseball. (photo by therockmom)

God loves minor league baseball. (photo by therockmom)

The trio sat in front of us the whole evening: chatting, wearing their giveaway jerseys and eventually – inevitably – pouring ice cubes down each others’ backs. As local boys and fans of the team, they knew a lot about the players, such as who’d been called up to the bigs, who was the team’s best left-handed pitcher and what the heck OPS stands for (on-base plus slugging, a sabermetric i.e. ‘extra fancy’ stat). Their parents were sitting several rows behind and would periodically call out their names. As you can imagine in 2015, the Year of Our Whole Foods, there was absolutely no Tom, Dick or Harry in this group. They all had names that sounded like partners in an accounting firm. Or, as I realized a few weeks later when Pretty in Pink popped up on cable (you can’t not watch it), the names of James Spader characters from the 1980s.

His best roles, IMHO.

But I won’t say any more. See if you can identify each name as either a James Spader movie character from the ’80s or a current popular boy’s name.

Enjoy yourself and please, no fair consulting IMDB! I’ll post answers on Monday.

  1. Preston
  2. Fenwick
  3. Lowell
  4. Carson
  5. Morgan
  6. Grey
  7. Dutra
  8. Richards (with an ‘s’)
  9. Price
  10. Pax
  11. Digby
  12. Bennett
  13. Steff
  14. Logan
  15. Hudson
  16. Kingston
  17. Graham
  18. Deforrest
  19. Zed
  20. Rip
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Posted on August 15, 2015, in American culture, children, Culture, Movies, parenting, parents, pop culture, travel and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Please say more about the Summer of Whole Foods.
    Where was the minor league game … outside Baltimore? Huge fun?

    • Oh, where should I start? The game was in North Carolina, and we saw a grand slam! We’ll have to catch up in person, on the trails…

  2. Well, here goes…but some of the names are from 90’s or 2000’s characters as well.

    Fenwick, Morgan, Grey, Dutra, Richards, Steff, Graham, Deforrest, and Rip.

    • Oh, you are good. And so close – only one name off. Thanks for reading; I’m posting the answers now!

    • timetraveler! Was out walking the trails this week and heard a Mom call out to her son, “Digby!” AKA James Spader in a little-known ’88 film called “Greasy Lake”, lol.

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