Thursday, September 11, 2008
An Amusing Confession
With Magnus Carlsen making the news again (unofficially number one in the world now) I remembered the time our youngest son was born.
Our youngest son was born a few years ago. I was really, really interested in chess back then. I was playing daily and studying the game and such. During the course of my studies, the chess phenom Magnus Carlsen was garnering a lot of attention for his incredible chess talents.
So when our son was born, I tried really hard to convince my wife to name him Magnus. But she didn't like the name. She liked the name even less when I told her it was the name of a chess prodigy.
So instead of naming him after the next world chess champion, we ended up naming him after we heard a contestant's name on The Price is Right.