now, before you answer that, read this.
we're seriously considering naming one of the twins "damien" and we're catching a lot of flack from well-intentioned (superstitious?) family and friends. but get this: at every high Mass i've attended at our beloved anglican use parish over the past ten years, i've heard "saint damien" and frankly, i've grown to love the name. now, i know that a lot of people - especially people of my generation and just a smidgen before - think of the omen. but, can we really be restricted in our name choosing by old horror flicks?
who stopped using the name michael after halloween? or jason after friday the thirteenth? i've known several regans despite the exorcist. and these are just movies after all. what of using true criminal names? i know several jack's -- not one of 'em a ripper. and a few ed's -- not one owns a piece of human furniture that i know of. and charles . . . c'mon.
anyway, d'artangion and dominic have already been nixed, but feel free to submit any other "d" names.
on a not totally unrelated note: at mamaT's urging, we rented molokai: the story of father damien. it's a beautiful movie about a wonderful and holy priest who worked in a leper colony. i agree with mamaT that it's definitely worth viewing.