For those who haven’t been following the news, our own @infundibulum has just become the mother of a new baby boy. Awesome enough in itself, but she also posted updates throughout the labour and delivery, starting here:
(A number of subsequent posts were flagged for language and have been removed.)
All went well, and we were delighted to read this a few hours later:
Now the hard part begins. The first child born in our new colony places a heavy responsibility on all of us to select an appropriate name. While it’s too early to say, we can’t rule out the possibility that little infantibulum (interim username) may be the Chosen One.
Accordingly, I propose a naming process similar to the one that was so successful in selecting the name of this site. Any member may submit up to three suggestions (deadline for submissions Saturday, June 2). After that, a naming committee chosen by the moderators (attention @ChickieD) shall select a short list of the five best suggestions and call for a vote. The winner will be decided by a simple majority, but in recognition of her pivotal role I propose that @infundibulum be given one veto.
With luck, we should have a name for our newest member by mid-June.
If there’s some French ancestry to be commemorated (albeit somewhat generically) and an appreciation for Eastern cosmology, I could see a happy application of Omnomnomnom to the little dickens. Is he coincidentally blue, furry, and voracious?