Joseph.1980. but I'm the Third, so my name was kinda predicated for me as family tradition.
Was lucky. Family wanted me named after one of two relatives.
I could have been Opa or Oral....
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”
Padraic-1979. The folks wanted to have a son nick-named Paddy, and so here I am.
edited because I don't know how to spell my own damn name.
Luke - 1981
No, I was not named after Luke Skywalker, though if I had even a nickel for every time I heard 'Luke, I am your father' or somebody called me 'Skywalker' when I was growing up, I'd be a rich man now.
"Love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world."
- Jack Layton, 1950-2011