So, here's how it happened:
I wanted to have a name for my iPad. My kids named my Garmin Gary a couple of years ago. Yes, Gary the Garmin. They thought this was fun and ironic since Gary had a sultry female voice. "Arriving at destination, on right." sounded like she was reaching some sort of destination herself.
Anywhoozle, I thought it would be proper to also give my iPad a name.
After some internal conversation* I came up with iVan. I thought it was cute. Nobody, except Marcy - thank you Marcy - agreed with me.
So I thought I'd have a little contest. I invited anybody over a week to submit their name suggestions. I offered a $20 Starbucks card to the one chosen and also stated that my children would do the choosing.
The results were awesome. Some of my faves were Mortimer, Hal and Skinny Mike. Also on the list were Viktor, Paco and iDad. When the time was up I chose a dozen, gave the list to my children and let them decide.
And the winner is:
Isn't he cute?
My Sister made the suggestion, but it was a blind contest so the kids didn't know they were voting for their Auntie Audie's coffee fix.
I'm sure I'm breaking all kinds of rules by using this Nickelodeon character in such a way. But it is a parody, so I figure if SNL can do it and make money, why can't I do it for my own amusement.
If I don't get arrested by the mind police, it'll be me and Padrick from now on.
* Internal conversations rarely go well for me. I can never convince myself to do what I want to do. Instead I always give in and do what I want to do. It's maddening. Literally.