Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Sorry, Tim: Welcome Jonah Ryan Shanoff!

Here's the best Quickie update I could imagine: Jonah Ryan Shanoff was born at 12:50 this morning, a healthy and happy baby boy.

For those of you who had "Tim" (or, god love ya, "Tebow")  in the baby-name office pool, please feel free to rip up your stubs.

For those of you -- and there were several, amazingly -- who had "Ryan" pegged as at least one of the two names, you get half-credit.

(Although the "Ryan" is in honor of my wife's grandmother; any link to, say, Ryan Braun -- only the greatest active Jewish baseball player -- is thrilling coincidence.)

My wife is the hero of this story. She was phenomenal. Meanwhile, I can't wait to put our two boys together to form an unstoppably nebbishy JCC summer-league backcourt.

(While we are bringing back our mohel for the coming bris, that shouldn't stop Tim Tebow from joining us. You have an open invitation, Tim!)

-- D.S.

9 comments:

bird said...

Well, I had a feeling that "Barack Tebow" wasn't going to make the short list, but I do love the name "Jonah Ryan"! Mazel tov!!

Mikey Portillo said...

Congrats Dan! All the best to you and your family.

Jon Bois said...

Dugout screen name: JonahShanoffMessedWithThatGiantFish.

Congratulations, friend.

BobbyStompy said...

"Jonah" being a potential hybrid of "Joakim" and "Noah"?!?!?

wellsortof said...

Congrats! And you still managed to pay tribute to one former Gator. Remove the J, switch the next two letters...NOAH!

MeAndChipperJones said...

Dan, Congrats! Only 3 more and you will catch me. More Gator fans in the world is a good thing.

TatchForce said...

HERE WE GO DANNY!

DanShanoff.com said...

I can't believe my 1-day-old earned a Dugout screenname before I did. Amazing. It's going in his scrapbook.

Meanwhile, BobbyStompy and wellsortof both earn a +1: "Jonah" isn't that far from a mashup of "Joakim" and "Noah" and it IS an anagram of "J Noah." (Ha: That was NOT a factor.)

Steve said...

Congrats Dan!

Don't let the boys start a band tho...