Help Name 'Times' Twins!

Capitalization-averse Times Metro head Joe Sexton has shared the happy news: Times reporter Jodi Rudoren and her comedian husband Gary are the proud new parents of twins! Sexton notes in the office memo that he doesn't think "they have settled on names. but i believe jodi has backed off her naked effort at career advancement and decided not to go with bill and jill." (That's Times boss-folk Bill Keller and Jill Abramson. Funny, creepy, or funny-creepy? Hard to tell!) Anyway, while we know that the Rudorens have plenty of expertise when it comes to choosing names, we thought we'd all pitch in and put together a list of suggestions? We'll go with Dillinger and Gingerly. Your thoughts? Full memo follows.

From: joe sexton To: [Metro] Subject: a blessed two tons of trouble Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 15:41:32 -0400 folks,

jodi gave birth this afternoon to twins, a girl and a boy. they were born three minutes apart at st. luke's/roosevelt. they were early, but robust, and, like their parents, full of life and fun. the boy weighed in at 4 pounds, 8 ounces; the girl at 4 pounds, 1 ounce. they both scored high on initial tests, boding well for the SATs and whatnot. the girl, no surprise, trailed the boy. but as we know, she will no doubt catch up over time and eventually shame and humiliate her brother with her intelligence and goodness.

gary, who relied on his recently published guide to comedy to get through a hectic morning, will keep us posted on all things.

don't think they have settled on names. but i believe jodi has backed off her naked effort at career advancement and decided not to go with bill and jill.

a true delight, all in all.

joe