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2nd Gentleman's kids named after Trane and Ella

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Is it political to say that I just read that Doug Emhoff's kids are named Cole and Ella after John Coltrane and Ella Fitzgerald? 

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5 hours ago, medjuck said:

Is it political to say that I just read that Doug Emhoff's kids are named Cole and Ella after John Coltrane and Ella Fitzgerald? 

No, it's awesome!  My first cat was "Mingus", and our current cat is "Aisha".

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6 hours ago, medjuck said:

Is it political to say that I just read that Doug Emhoff's kids are named Cole and Ella after John Coltrane and Ella Fitzgerald? 

Not so rare. The daughter of friends of ours was named Ella Caterina (after Ella Fitzgerald and Caterina Valente) - in the very early 2000s.

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If I had had a boy instead of a girl, he would have been named Carter after Ron Carter.  Instead, I had nothing to do with naming my daughter.  My wife came up with a name that instantly stuck. :D

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I met a gal in my previous job back in Kansas City named Naima, after the song. She was born in the very late 60’s, iirc.

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I know a woman named Naima. . . named so because it's a name in her family. She's a follower of Islam.

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One of my grandson's middle name is Miles.

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My username photo is of our beloved departed canine companion Coltrane, named by the Humane Society of Broward County and a major reason why we felt that it was kismet that this was the one dog my wife liked on her walk-thru of their kennel.

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Doug may be the 2nd Gentleman... but he will always be the first 2nd Gentleman.

BTW, without getting political (and recognizing no politicians are perfect candidates), if I might add — Kamala was both my and my wife’s first choice early on in this primary race.

Keeping this non-partisan, I think it was way past time for a woman to be elected as part of a presidential ticket — and I’m very hopeful we’ll see a woman in the Oval Office in my lifetime (I’ll be 52 this year).

Yesterday was an important day historically speaking, and I’m proud to see another huge crack in that glass ceiling.

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In the spirit of hope and optimism that I am trying to germinate within myself I've started thinking of this new team as "46 and 47."

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57 minutes ago, jlhoots said:

One of my grandson's middle name is Miles.

I have a cousin on the way who will be named Miles.  

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1 hour ago, jazzbo said:

In the spirit of hope and optimism that I am trying to germinate within myself I've started thinking of this new team as "46 and 47."

I like the way you think!

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46+47=93

9+3=12

1+2=3

 

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Kamala Harris was a board member of SF Jazz at one point. I think that her interest in the music has come mostly through her husband, but I could be wrong. 

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16 hours ago, Rooster_Ties said:

I met a gal in my previous job back in Kansas City named Naima, after the song. She was born in the very late 60’s, iirc.

Naima was Trane's first wife

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I convinced my wife to let me give our eldest the middle name “Roscoe” after Roscoe Mitchell. She gamely allowed it.  She keeps introducing him as “named after the jazz musician Roscoe Mitchell”, to universally blank looks. I assume that’s because Mitchell is better known as a composer of work outside the jazz idiom. ;)

That said, he got off better than my own oldest friend, who ended up with the middle name “Zawinul”. 

2 hours ago, Mark Stryker said:

Kamala Harris was a board member of SF Jazz at one point. I think that her interest in the music has come mostly through her husband, but I could be wrong. 

That’s great! I didn’t know that.

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