Thursday, November 18, 2010

Dante David Thor Lorde: The Fact Sheet

Dante: Six Hours and Thirty-Three Minutes Old
The little man in his hospital-provided toque (uh..."woolen hat" for those of you outside of Canada).

  • Full Name: Dante David Thor Lorde
  • Born: November 12th, 2010 at 2:00 PM. Right on time, and two weeks late.
  • Parents: Sarah and Allan Lorde
  • Vital Stats:
    Weight: 8 lbs., 12 oz. | Length: 20¾ inches
  • Temperament: Mellow. Becomes agitated when hungry, like his old man. Working on the sleeping thing. This kid's got a weird internal clock.
  • Name Breakdown:
    Dante: Dante's namesake is legendary rap insider Dante Ross. I first heard him mentioned in De La Soul's classic debut 3 Feet High and Rising, specifically on the skit "Can U Keep a Secret?" ("Dante is a scrub!") As a 14 year-old kid, I though "Dante" was a pretty cool name, and it stuck with me. I'm glad Sarah thought it was pretty cool, too. For the record, I found out about Dante Alighieri a few years later.
    Fun fact: Mr. Ross is represented in the 3 Feet High and Rising liner notes as a talking duck with a brush cut. Awesome.
    David: Carrying on the tradition – there are three Davids in the McCulloch family, and it's also the middle name of Sarah's father.
    This one's for Sarah's mom. She had suggested it for years, half-jokingly. We thought, "why not?" There are Swedes in Sarah's family. Norse mythology in the house!


Jenny said...

Cool post! "Dante Lorde" is such a rad name even without the other cool names added to it. The way the arrangement of consonants and vowels is the same in each, the way the name begins and ends with a hard "D" sound -- it's cool. And no, I'm not high right now.

Anyway, congratulations again!

Allan Lorde said...

Awww, thanks Jenny!
I'm loving the podcast, by the way.