US father names son 'Version 2.0'

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  1. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Its amazing what some people will do for a little attention...:rolleyes:

    And there are so many jokes here, I can't even begin.....its great late night tv fodder, this :D

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  2. jrv3034 macrumors 6502a

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    Don't they realize the kid WILL get beat up in school? Severely?

    Helloooo... McFly?:rolleyes:
     
  3. virividox macrumors 601

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    i can see this kid growing up to hate his father
     
  4. caveman_uk Guest

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    When does he get his first service pack?

    Really. Some parents deserve a kicking....
     
  5. virividox macrumors 601

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    i guess when they disciplin him it wont be a spanking rather a security patch
     
  6. stoid macrumors 601

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    I guess that's better than calling him 'Offspring 2004' He'd probably wind up crashing a bunch of cars then.
     
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    I don't think it's a bad idea, I like it actually. I can see it catching on too.:D
     
  9. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    I guess it's no worse than naming your kid Dweezil or Moon-Unit.
     
  10. crenz macrumors 6502a

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    I agree. It seems like a publicity stunt to me.
     
  11. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Wow...

    'Version 2.0, Go To your Room!
    But I don't want to Version 1.0!
    Thats it, your getting a time OUT!'


    :p
     
  12. johnnyjibbs macrumors 68030

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    I've never understood why people name their children after their name? There are so many other names to choose from?! :confused:

    2.0?! Still, it could have been worse... (trying to think of that scenario :D)
     
  13. alset macrumors 65816

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    I think a lot of people are missing the point (rtfa). His name isn't 2.0. His name followed by 2.0 instead of Jr. He will be called by his first name, like any other kid. Other kids won't know he's 2.0 instead of Jr unless he tells them. He's uniquely named, which is more than most of us can say.

    I think this is a pretty slick idea.

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  14. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    It's not THAT bad. 2.0 instead of II or Junior. So he'll grow up with people thinking he's a nerd instead of a prick or a pansy. Like someone else said, this COULD catch on. It's just a different way of numbering. It's not that ridiculous. The word 'version' is not actually in his name, after all.

    Much, much better, all in all, than the 'Abcde' girl.
     
  15. Stelliform macrumors 68000

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    Heh, and I bet a majority of the above posters trash the manual without reading it. :p

    I also think it is pretty cool, I agree that Jr. and II is overdone. Now if I was a millionaire and my name was something to be proud of, I might give it to my kid, but really, how disappointing to be named after someone who isn't important to everybody else but you.

    <Disclaimer>Sorry I don't mean to aggrivate or annoy any 1sts, 2nds, 3rds, etc. ;)
     
  16. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    LOL!

    alset: exactly. Back home, there are two other guys my age named "Tom", and one of them is a major *******!
     
  17. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Beats naming eight of your kids George Foreman. Now there's ego.

    I do think it's rather silly, though--I don't think I'd much like to be named after anybody, but if I were, I wouldn't want to be version 2.0. Does that mean I'm an upgrade over my dad?

    Ok, if my dad were annoying enough to name me [something], 2.0, I would hope I'd be an improved version of him, but I think most of us who're proud of our fathers would rather think of themselves as merely different, not "better".
     
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    he he. that is kind of funny. :D

    i love the way they sent out emails to family & friends.

    this really could catch on... i bet soon some others like Trekkies will start names like " Jean Luke SD 5928.5" or some other crazy numbering convention. :D
     
  19. wdlove macrumors P6

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    It's not quite as bad as I thought. I thank that it is a very unique way to name a junior. I'm a junior, never got any kidding related to being a junior.
     
  20. KC9AIC macrumors 6502

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    Yes, It's not all that bad

    I first thought it was odd, but it's growing on me. Even my mother likes it. I wonder if he gets to be 2.1 after his graduation?
     
  21. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    It's not that bad. It's not like he named him Beta 1 or even worse Alpha .001.:D
     
  22. bennetsaysargh macrumors 68020

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    will there be a version 3? and what about 2.1, 2.2, will they all be skipped?

    i read about this a few days ago. kinda funny, sad, confusing, and amusing all at the same time. that's why im not gonna name my kid Ryan Version 2.0 :p
     
  23. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Heh, he becomes 2.1 on his first birthday and continues on :D
     
  24. wdlove macrumors P6

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    If the son follows the father, then his son the grandson would be Version 3.0! :cool:

    This just may be a new trend. ;)

    He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything
    – Arabian Proverb
     

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