Saturday, November 28, 2009

Tis the season...

So what's this.

A while ago I did some work for a company for Christmas themed gift bags. I designed and illustrated a bunch of gift bags and two sets of four got picked up. One set has Santa and his reindeer flying over villages and towns and such. The other is a set of Santa Claus bags.

My wife told me that she saw the Santa gift bags on a rack at a local Lawton's Drug store. Sure enough there they were, three of the four Santa bags. As far as I can tell, Lawton's Drugs are carrying the bags throughout their stores which I think is pretty cool.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Rejected Baby Names: Dave Francis

David is a good name and I know many quality people named David... but how many Davids do you know that become Dave, then at some point someone calls them "Super Dave". Next thing you know Dave is sitting in an old wheelbarrow, being pushed by an older kid, over a jump made of old wooden shipping palettes in the back yard into some sort of debris field.

I remember doing the above when I was a kid and I think I would like to try and discourage this type of behaviour as I would like to spend as little time as necessary taking my kids to the hospital.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Rejected Baby Names: Florence Francis

I've never been a fan of names that can be shortened. With that in mind we can remove Florence "Flo" Francis from our baby name list. It could make them easy prey throughout their school careers and especially if we have more children. Later in life, once the second child has kids, Florence would always be known as aunt "Flo".

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Rejected Baby Names: Stanley Francis

Here we have your typical teen. Sullen, disinterested, and with a name like Stanley Francis, probably a bully magnet. Kids could turn his name into "Stan Francisco" which could become "Sisco" then "Sis" and then finally "Sissy" and bullies love to pick on "sissies".

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Rejected Baby Names: Rapunzel Francis

I had this image in my head but it looks more like a cousin "IT" than a little girl. But who says that Rapunzel has to have well kept hair.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Rejected Baby Names: Tiberius Francis

I like the name Tiberius but I can see where it could pose problems for a child.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Rejected Baby Names: Xylophone Francis

Xylophone Francis. This Tuesday's Rejected Baby Name is brought to you from the year 1974 and the letter X. We still have a few months to go before our baby arrives so if you have any name suggestions, leave them in the comments section or email via my profile page. Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Rejected Baby Names: Hansel and Gretel Francis

This week I've decided to combine the Rejected Baby Name Illustrations as the name,Hansel and Gretel, are almost always heard together. I know what I was like as a kid I was an unholy terror to any and all adults, whenever I had access to even the smallest amount of sugar. This is something that I am hoping to avoid with my own children. Of course I know that my parents have long ago cursed me to have children as hyperactive as I was, so I'll just have to cross my fingers and wait and see what happens.