Naming your child after Audio equipment?

My husband is a frequent Audiogoner and always mentioned if we had another child, and if it was a boy, he wanted to name him after an audio manufacturer's name he's always liked. We had settled on another name (both are original sounding names) and I've even gone so far as to say we can now use the "manufacturer's" name as a middle name. He's arguing that it doesn't "flow" right (his version of the name will cause the initials not to be very flattering).

Now that the baby is almost here (I've already told him if he arrives when he's at CES, I win) it's coming down to the wire. Keep in mind, he no longer owns this manufacturer's equipment (not my doing!).

I've read many threads and thought this would make for an interesting one. What are your opinions?

Thanx in advance.
Poor kid... And there's still a lot left in the list.

...this from a guy who likes to be known as "Mr hosehead"?!?!

I dunno, if it were me I don't think I'd be too proud to tell folks who asked that I was named after an electronic appliance that my parents were particularly fond of...even an extraordinary one. Seems kind of undignified, but hey, that's just me. If you have more children will their names reflect the new and improved version? Can you get the first one upgraded? Do NOS pants and shoes really make a difference? Finally, in choosing a name, do consider how that may impact the resale value of the child.

That said, if I were forced to choose a name for a child given only audio-related manufacturers for my inspiration (not for my appreciation for the gear, but rather for my appreciation of the names)...


Hey, that's not a bad list!

Marco (that's MY name - no audio/appliance association whatsoever)
If it's an A.I. kid, you might opt for 47 Labs.

If the child was a surprise, maybe Coincident would be good.

Should this be a boy who already has a brother, perhaps Cain (or Cain) would be an appropriate choice.

In any event, we're all hoping you have a happy, healthy, Welborne child.

Also, please don't name your kid Cryo, Shakti, or Dynamica, because nobody will believe anything he says.
So what are the choices your husband has suggested for the manufacturers' name?