New blossom in the Wallflower bunch November 27, 2017 10:06 AM   Subscribe

The Wallflowers welcomed a healthy grandson to the world today at 2:06AM PST. He was 7lb10oz (3.46kg) and 21 inches (53.3cm) and as yet is unnamed, pending further negotiations.
posted by Johnny Wallflower to MetaFilter-Related at 10:06 AM (86 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite

Congrats! I look forward to his first post about good doggos.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:06 AM on November 27 [21 favorites]


Mazel tov!!!!

I'm so happy for you and your family :)
posted by Room 641-A at 10:14 AM on November 27 [1 favorite]


Congratulations!!
posted by cooker girl at 10:20 AM on November 27 [1 favorite]


Congrats! :)
posted by Fizz at 10:27 AM on November 27 [1 favorite]


Hello, baby. Welcome to Earth. It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It's round and wet and crowded. At the outside, you've got about a hundred years here. There's only one rule that I know of, baby—God damn it, you've got to be kind.

Current MeFi Baby Count: 33.
posted by zamboni at 10:33 AM on November 27 [13 favorites]


Happy birthday, beautiful boy! Can't wait to see the change you'll bring to the world!
posted by kimberussell at 10:40 AM on November 27 [1 favorite]


Oh that expression!! :) He definitely has some Opinions.

Congrats JW!!
posted by cynical pinnacle at 10:42 AM on November 27 [3 favorites]


Congratulations! May his life be filled with joy and wisdom and--I say this begrudgingly as a confirmed cat person--lots of happy dogs.
posted by librarylis at 10:42 AM on November 27 [2 favorites]


What exciting news! Congratulations!
posted by capricorn at 10:47 AM on November 27 [1 favorite]


and as yet is unnamed, pending further negotiations.

How about Jim? Jim is a very nice name.

Also, congratulations.
posted by bondcliff at 10:53 AM on November 27 [1 favorite]


I suggest Geoffrey so he can be forever spelling it for people.

Also, I thought Johnny Wallflower was, like, 25 years old. I'm glad to know one can have a young presence online because it reflects a youthful spirit!
posted by hippybear at 10:55 AM on November 27 [21 favorites]


and as yet is unnamed, pending further negotiations

Is this the thread for negotiations or should we post a new one?
posted by Dr Dracator at 11:05 AM on November 27 [7 favorites]


Do the parents have other children already? If not, then I vote we name him Derail.

(honestly, I just clicked on the flag menu and picked one. There are others we could choose. Like Other.)
posted by hippybear at 11:09 AM on November 27 [2 favorites]


Looks like a Paphnuty to me.
posted by briank at 11:10 AM on November 27 [5 favorites]


He looks surprised to be here! Congratulations!!
posted by KleenexMakesaVeryGoodHat at 11:12 AM on November 27 [3 favorites]


have you considered Menger Sierpinski Wallflower
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:17 AM on November 27 [10 favorites]


cortex: have you considered how many iterations that name could take?
posted by hippybear at 11:19 AM on November 27 [3 favorites]


Congratulations!
Brand new people are the best thing.
posted by chococat at 11:23 AM on November 27 [2 favorites]


Congrats! (I love that there’s a Mefi Baby Count)
posted by not_the_water at 11:46 AM on November 27 [2 favorites]


The next subsection to open will be MeFi Baby. Or BaFi, for short. Only Seussian-length words will be allowed in posts, rhyming will be encouraged, and the moderation load will be heavy, but the end result will be raising a generation of born-into-it MeFites.
posted by hippybear at 11:51 AM on November 27 [4 favorites]


Every happiness. Mazel tov.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 11:57 AM on November 27 [2 favorites]


He looks happy to be here! Don't show him the politics threads.
posted by AFABulous at 12:01 PM on November 27 [6 favorites]


Congratulations, what a cutie!
posted by ellieBOA at 12:02 PM on November 27 [1 favorite]


What a good looking baby! Congratulations!
posted by ChuraChura at 12:11 PM on November 27 [1 favorite]


Beautiful!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 12:29 PM on November 27 [1 favorite]


Well done, everyone! Hello and welcome!
posted by Capt. Renault at 12:30 PM on November 27 [1 favorite]


Simply beautiful. Welcome to the world, little one!
posted by bookmammal at 12:44 PM on November 27 [1 favorite]


What a great face. Congrats to all involved!
posted by WidgetAlley at 12:46 PM on November 27 [1 favorite]


He's a fine-looking kid.
posted by pracowity at 12:49 PM on November 27 [1 favorite]


Awwww, what a sweetie! Congratulations to you all!
posted by MonkeyToes at 12:58 PM on November 27 [1 favorite]


Mazel tov, and may his grin light the way forward for all of us.
posted by Jesse the K at 1:01 PM on November 27 [2 favorites]


congratulations!!! he looks pretty excited for all the puppy and kitten posts :)
posted by supermedusa at 1:14 PM on November 27 [1 favorite]


how bout Baby McBabyface???
posted by supermedusa at 1:17 PM on November 27 [10 favorites]


New baby for the holidays! That's the best present. Congratulations!
posted by 80 Cats in a Dog Suit at 2:00 PM on November 27 [1 favorite]


Yay! Congrats! May he grow like a weed!
posted by carter at 2:00 PM on November 27 [1 favorite]


What a face!! Mazel tov!
posted by Neely O'Hara at 2:06 PM on November 27 [1 favorite]


Congrats!
posted by slipthought at 2:10 PM on November 27 [1 favorite]


He was 7lb10oz (3.46kg) and 21 inches (53.3cm)

Also, 14/10 for cuteness.
posted by peeedro at 2:43 PM on November 27 [7 favorites]


Congratulations!
posted by needlegrrl at 2:46 PM on November 27 [1 favorite]


Congrats!!
posted by Fig at 2:58 PM on November 27 [1 favorite]


Go, baby!
posted by heyho at 3:37 PM on November 27 [1 favorite]


Even more congratulations!
posted by monopas at 3:57 PM on November 27 [1 favorite]


Congratulations! Yay baby!
posted by minsies at 3:58 PM on November 27 [1 favorite]


Shoot, I messed up the birth announcement.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 4:12 PM on November 27 [2 favorites]


That baby is looking forward to a steady supply of dog cat emu spider videos. Or, possibly, a nice nap.

Congrats!
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:17 PM on November 27 [1 favorite]


Congratulations! He's so cute! and the expression - you know he just saw a particularly good cat video :-)
posted by kitten magic at 4:39 PM on November 27 [1 favorite]


Huzzah! Congratulations!!
posted by wenestvedt at 4:45 PM on November 27 [1 favorite]


Congrats! Best wishes to all involved.
posted by MovableBookLady at 4:55 PM on November 27 [1 favorite]


Oh my gosh, so alert! Congrats!
posted by Eyebrows McGee (staff) at 5:10 PM on November 27 [1 favorite]


Congratulations! He is super cute!
posted by Dip Flash at 5:33 PM on November 27 [1 favorite]


Congratulations!! I love his expression--he's going to be A Going Concern as my dad would say.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 5:43 PM on November 27 [1 favorite]


Everyone else also thought JW adopted a doogo, right?
posted by Room 641-A at 6:05 PM on November 27 [3 favorites]


Definitely don't eat it.

Kidding. What a beautiful child. Congratulations!
posted by 4ster at 6:12 PM on November 27 [3 favorites]


MetaFilter: where the recommendation to not eat one's grandchild is followed by "Kidding."
posted by hippybear at 6:39 PM on November 27 [7 favorites]


Hello, tiny new human!
posted by sarcasticah at 6:55 PM on November 27 [1 favorite]


Congratulations on your grandbaby! He has great taste in hats!
posted by jenkinsEar at 7:20 PM on November 27 [1 favorite]


Hello new human, congratulations Wallflower family!
posted by Lynsey at 7:46 PM on November 27 [1 favorite]


A baby Wallflower, huh? How about...Bud?

Congrats!
posted by zeptoweasel at 7:54 PM on November 27 [3 favorites]


Congratulations!
posted by Barack Spinoza at 8:05 PM on November 27 [1 favorite]


Yay! Congratulations!
posted by triggerfinger at 8:56 PM on November 27 [1 favorite]


Congrats!!
posted by AlexiaSky at 9:06 PM on November 27 [1 favorite]


Congratulations to the mom and the dad and to you !
posted by From Bklyn at 9:13 PM on November 27 [1 favorite]


A name has been agreed upon: he's River. Good name for a dual Can/Am citizen.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 9:29 PM on November 27 [13 favorites]


Lovely bright eyed little sausage 😍, congrats!
posted by supercrayon at 9:43 PM on November 27 [1 favorite]


Man, that Wallflower family sure can bring The Cute!

Congratulations! And welcome, tiny earthling!
posted by mochapickle at 9:59 PM on November 27 [2 favorites]


Congratulations, beautiful baby and a lovely name!
posted by the quidnunc kid at 12:28 AM on November 28 [1 favorite]


A name has been agreed upon: he's River.

Damned hippies.
posted by pracowity at 1:24 AM on November 28 [6 favorites]


Congratulations! Wish you a life full of good doggos and other happy things, River.
posted by Ziggy500 at 2:15 AM on November 28 [1 favorite]


Congratulations Johnny, your family may be Wallflowers by name, but certainly not by nature.
posted by smoke at 2:22 AM on November 28 [1 favorite]


Yay!
posted by Gotanda at 3:19 AM on November 28 [1 favorite]


This is wonderful news! You will be such an amazing grandfather! I remember the tenderness with which you played with my precious muskrat when she was just a tiny nugget and I am so happy you have a grandchild with whom to share that love. Hooray for all of you!
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 5:34 AM on November 28 [3 favorites]


H*ckin cute sprout! Congratulations!
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide at 7:27 AM on November 28 [1 favorite]


Congratulations!
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 7:33 AM on November 28 [1 favorite]


Yay Hooray, GranFlowers!!
posted by infini at 7:36 AM on November 28 [1 favorite]


Welcome, tiny new human, and a hearty congratulations to the new grandparents!
posted by PearlRose at 8:06 AM on November 28 [1 favorite]


Awesome, congrats!!
posted by holborne at 9:25 AM on November 28 [1 favorite]


Congratulations!
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:54 AM on November 28 [1 favorite]


Way to keep those walls well-flowered. Congratulations!
posted by prize bull octorok at 10:33 AM on November 28 [1 favorite]


my precious muskrat

Wait, I thought she was a kraken?
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 10:56 AM on November 28


She is all things! She is mostly a kraken but when she was little she curled up like the most precious, cozy muskrat. She is also a monster/sea monster but that sort of goes with kraken.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 11:09 AM on November 28 [2 favorites]


Also a full-grown dumpling and a menace.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 11:18 AM on November 28 [3 favorites]


Congrats!
posted by gomichild at 6:15 PM on November 28 [1 favorite]


Wait... this isn't like the "name my cat" thread, right?
Anyway... hello and welcome to the world, Littlest Wallflower. Go give your pawpaw a hug!
Congratulations, J.W.
posted by TrishaU at 5:44 PM on November 29 [1 favorite]


Mazel tov! All health and prosperity to the new ‘flower!

I see now the timeliness of the name post on the Filter. So many possibilities...
posted by kinnakeet at 3:24 AM on November 30 [1 favorite]


His little face!! Congratulations to the entire family!
posted by spelunkingplato at 4:32 PM on December 3 [1 favorite]


Aaaaahh, cuteness factor: all the doggo and kittie posts combined! My squeeometer nearly exploded at that wee face. Congratulations to all the Wallflowers. And beautiful name. Celebrate in the best way.
posted by billiebee at 1:57 AM on December 8 [1 favorite]


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