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June 30, 2004


Maybe these people need a new hobby.

(Thanks to Tess)


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If you want to send the couple a gift, this would probably console them greatly.

Are any of their kids named "Dr. Nick?"

If it turns out to be twins, they could name 'em Peanut Buttah and Buhnana.

Thank yuh vurra much.

"They are now thinking of calling him Ohio: "There's no connection with Elvis, but it's in America," he added."

Yeah, but so is Snotty... they should name the kid that.

lurker - Good idea! Or maybe Secanol, Phenobarbatal, Quaalude . . . no shortage of ideas there!

Hmmm, a new State Motto/Travel Ad:

Ohio - There's No Connection With Elvis, But It's In America.

Or they could take a page from us and name him "Last!"

Is any of them named "Tom", "Parker", "Colonel", "Hondo", "Grace", "Clambake", "Impersonator", or "Jacko"? These people aren't even trying.

Clearly, more than a few brain cells have left the building. Ohio will be soooo proud.....

"Sixteen children are enough for us,"

I should hope so! That's an entire softball team INCLUDING cheerleaders!

They finally found out that the Trouser Snake was dangerous?

Sixteen kids?! That poor woman. If she's 40 now, and started at 16, that's still one every 18 mos. That doesn't even seem possible, unless there were several sets of twins, or adoption.

If I were that woman, it would have been home vasectomy time long ago!

Jean-Pierre: "OK, Honey, it's been a week since you had little Lisa. Come to bed, & let's get to work on #8"

Carine: "Just a moment, "Dear," I need to find my cuticle scissors first"

**Questionable Language Warning*** that's for you MOTW

This story brings to mind an old tale about Groucho Marx on the old "You Bet Your Life" show. Supposedly he was interviewing a woman who was reported to have the largest family in the US at the time....

GROUCHO: "Why do you have so many children? That's a big responsibility and a big burden."

MRS. STORY: "Well, because I love my children and I think that's our purpose here on Earth, and I love my husband."

GROUCHO: "I love my cigar, too, but I take it out of my mouth once in a while."

Lurker2 - Great quote, very apropos . .
FYI - I bought this DVD box set recently, a must-have for fans of the Marx Bros.


I'm going to try to think of more than fifteen names for their kids, so at least some of them won't already be used: Aron, Aaron, Elvis 2, Blue Hawaai, North (to Alaska), Bixby, Cadillac, Vegas, Elvis 3, Presley, Bannana Sandwich, Tiny E, Impacted Colon, Lisa Marie, Lipcurl, Elvis 4, Chicken Wings, Pommade. Barely made it.

Good idea. That is a much better motto than our current one - If you don't like the weather here, wait five minutes.

For Marie and anyone else who couldn't open the link:

Elvis couple's baby name dilemma

A Belgian couple whose 15 children's names are linked to Elvis Presley say they cannot think of a name for their 16th child.

Jean-Pierre and Carine Antheunis, from Gent in Belgium, are lifelong Elvis fans and their children's names include Elvis, Priscilla, Dakota and Tennessee.

But the pair have said they don't know what to call their new baby boy.

"If it had been a girl we would have called her Linda. Elvis once had a lover with that name," said Jean-Pierre.

"But we have run out of ideas for a boy."

They are now thinking of calling him Ohio: "There's no connection with Elvis, but it's in America," he added.

Speaking to daily newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws, Jean-Pierre said they would not need to worry about finding more names in the future, as Ohio would be their last.

"My wife is now 40 and we have decided to stop there. Sixteen children are enough for us," he said.

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