The baby boy born on January 1st to Jessica Killian and Randy “Earl” Sain of Gaston County, North Carolina, was unique in several ways:
- He was the first baby born in the county in 2019,
- He was born in the passenger seat of a Chevrolet Cruze (that was cruising toward the hospital at the time), and
- His name is Atom Bomb Sain.
Why “Atom Bomb”? Because the baby’s nickname in utero was “A Bomb,” and the couple ended up “decid[ing] that if the child was a boy, he would be named Atom Bomb.” The mother later confirmed that the baby “really did come out like a bomb.”
That fact aside…Atom Bomb?
I can understand why a modern parent might prefer Atom to Adam. But the middle name “Bomb”? That takes the combo to a whole new level. (But the pairing is weirdly on-trend, given the rise of weaponry baby names like Cannon, Gunner, Pistol, Shooter, Trigger, Rocket, Arrow, etc.)
What are your thoughts on this one?
P.S. This isn’t the first baby name I know of that started as a jokey bump-name. Check out Cole Sellar, for instance.