The verdict that anyone who has ever watched Simon Cowell on TV could easily guess has been reached. He has decided to name the baby boy he and partner Lauren Silverman are expecting (drum roll, please) after one of the most successful television producers and personalities on the planet. The most interesting aspect of this story is the spin.
Here’s a quick summary of the reasons he listed (using his own words, in quotes) from an article I found on entertainment.msn.co.nz.
-“I like the name.” (By coincidence, it’s also his own name.)
-“I like the idea of talking to someone else named Simon.” (Apparently he finds talking to himself a little boring.)
-It’s a “lucky” name. (His brains, talent and hard work made the name, Simon, a very “lucky” name, for him.)
-“I want to teach him how to do my job as quickly as possible.” (This is a subtle way to suggest that he doesn’t really “need” to work any more.)
I think I know why you weren’t even slightly surprised by Cowell’s decision. Let me guess: Does it have anything to do with a three-letter word starting with “e” and ending with “o”?