Friday Funbag: Best Names for Lawyer’s Babies

Did you hear the one about the lawyers who sent out ballots to name their baby? ATL covered that story yesterday, but what about baby names related to the law? 

I named my kid Beatrix, and I love that she has the latin “x” ending. Testatrix is one of my favorite words. What else is there? Here are some ideas: 

Girl names

Portia-a lawyer in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice.

Lexi– in honor of LexisNexis, of course. 

Ally– of the McBeal variety.

Elle-of the blonde variety.

Courtney-you can shorten it to “Court.” This one can go boy, too.

Boy names

Brandeis-first Jewish justice of the Supreme Court. 

Phineas-another famous lawyer. 

Atticus-and yet another famous lawyer.

Lawyer-just go straight to it. It sounds like the popular “Sawyer.” 

Learned-a famous judge. It just doesn’t sound the same without “Hand” though.

Judge-This one would be really fun if your kid actually ended up being a judge.


What do you think? I’ve got to be missing a ton! 

Friday Funbag! Pictures of my office

Today is Friday. Friday is funday. I don’t know why Madonna thought Sunday was a good fit, but it was the eighties and a lot of people were making poor choices.

So, since it’s funday, let’s do something fun. Like look at pictures of my office. I have between the second and third cleanest office in my firm, depending on what is happening in the patent department. I take office decorating seriously, because I spend more awake time at my office than anywhere else.

Invitation: Send me pictures of your office to hawglawblawg at gmail dot com and I will post them next Friday, assuming you don’t work at a strip club or dog fighting arena.

This is where I sit. I sit a lot.


The jelly beans are a joke from an early episode of The Office.


My daughter’s nickname is Bunny.


Proud Peacock from T.J. Maxx.


Roses and lavender from my garden.


Chairs. People actually sit in these.


A teacup for my paper clips and a gift from a co-worker.




My daughter, Beatrix, and a place for my keys.