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  1. Miss Cellania says:

    Oh, congratulations on such a beautiful daughter! Too bad you won’t have any names available for the next child. Kudos all around!

  2. hikeebahikeeba says:

    sorry,couldn’t help myself :)
    congratulations to the whole,expanded and improved, family…and double congratulations on a happy homebirth!

  3. ratbastid says:

    Congrats, Cory–she looks just like you!

    I’m trying to imagine what her teenage rebellion will look like. “No, Dad, I WILL buy DRM’ed music files, and you can’t stop me! I reject your free culture ideals!”

  4. mac guru says:

    congrats Cory!

    Stock up on Caffeine, lots and lots of caffeine….oh and some taurine!

  5. JG says:

    Today in my on going comments concerning Cory’s photos I can only say:



    Before you know it she’ll be driving!!!

  6. ridestowe says:

    hooray, someone smart is contributing to the genepool!

  7. Mycroft says:


  8. cwoehrl says:

    Hooray! Best wishes to all of you! And what a magnificent name she has :-)

  9. Marilyn Terrell says:

    Man, that’s a significantly sized baby to be born at home! Congrats to dad and especially mom. I love that determined expression on her face, like, “I don’t care how many times you click that camera at me, you are NOT going to wake me up, after all I’ve been through!”

  10. Hagrid says:

    Best wishes on the birth! (And what a name!)

  11. wgmleslie says:

    Wonderful! Congratulations on your new addition!

    Oh, and 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610, 987, 1597, 2584, 4181, 6765, 10946, 17711, 28657, 46368, 75025, 121393!

  12. Nelson.C says:

    Yay, congrats! Have a virtual handshake. Sure is cute for a mutant.

  13. thatmikeykid says:


    She’s beautiful, congrats.

  14. bbreader says:

    One day old and already in Wikipedia. Who in their right mind would want that for their kid or them self. Can only hope you’re joking about the names.

  15. griffey says:

    Congratulations, Cory…my daughter made her appearance Dec 15, and I can tell you unequivocally that the whole world just gets brighter.

    Can’t wait to hear her story.

  16. Patrick Dodds says:

    Congrats to you all – she is very cute!

  17. Ninja Monkey says:

    Someone get that baby a set of goggles and a cape!

  18. ADDCast says:

    This is awesome news. Congratulations to you and your entire family.

    I love the names.

  19. JayeRandom says:

    Congratulations! And those are awesome names.

  20. Pipenta says:

    She’s lovely.

  21. pchcowboy says:

    Today in my ongoing series of photos from my travels over the years…

  22. Mnemesis says:

    Congratulations and omedetou gozaimasu! From my Not quite English speaking wife.
    Enjoy the sleep you can get while you can get it!

  23. Vanwall says:

    Congrats! Are you registered at Capes-and-Goggles-Are-Us yet? Your life just got more fun!

  24. evilrooster says:

    Adding my congratulations to the enormous list…well done to all three of you!

    The only advice I would give is to ignore all advice.

  25. RugerRedhawk says:

    I hope you’re kidding about the names.

  26. porn for creative souls says:

    mazel tov!

  27. cmuncey says:


  28. StyleSwag says:

    Congratulations! Better start teaching her how to spell all those names now. I hear it’s pretty competitive at Mutant X Academy Pre-K/Nursery School!

    Doesn’t she smell good? Someone needs to bottle those smells – New Baby, New Car, New Puppy, New Doll, New Shoes.

  29. anonymoustom says:

    Cory, brilliant.I had to finally create an account to congratulate you, Alice and the little one. Genuinely makes me happy, this.. Best of luck!

    You’ve given a whole new meaning to the word ‘Boing’ XD

  30. benediktus says:

    herzlichen glueckwunsch! i know exacly how you feel. happy hormone-loaded first days (and nights) with your newcomer (and wow, that’s a big girl).

  31. raisedbywolves says:

    Adorable baby! Congratulations!

    I think if I were her, I’d go with “Emmy”, but then I’m boring.

  32. valaria23 says:

    She is lovely!

    Believe it when they say she will grow up very quickly and enjoy your sweet baby, even when she is hot/cold/lonely/hungry/timeshifted and can’t make you understand her language.

  33. vjinterkosmos says:

    Congrats from the far thawing north as well, Cory! My bomb’s still ticking at approx. 5196 hours, let u know when it goes off.

  34. thordora says:

    Congrats! She’s lovely! Buy some red bull, and get ready to fall in love again. :)

  35. kilranian says:

    Congratulations to all 3 of you. That’s one hell of a name.

  36. ColleenW says:

    Hi Cory

    Many congrats!!
    Michael’s mom, Colleen xx

  37. freeholdhal says:

    mazel tov, what a beautiful baby with a cool name.

    knowing your fondness for rudy rucker, i’ll
    be upset if she’s not called “e to the i
    cutie pi” within a month with those middle

  38. Ape Lad says:

    Congratulations! Parenting is fun!

  39. chispa says:

    Awesome news! Congratulations to you and your family. What a beautiful little girl!

  40. matociquala says:

    Congratulations to all three of you.


  41. johen says:


  42. Mjolniir says:


    That being said, I have a serious problem with mutants stealing hearts. I may be out alone here, but people can’t live without hearts.

    One more thing to be paranoid about.

    Gotta go. I think THEY might be monitoring my communications.

  43. jordan says:

    Congratulations, and good luck!

  44. MOONBAT says:

    I thought you were gay.

    I also thought you had an MFA, which apparently isn’t true either.

    “Cory Doctorow has no college degree, just a busy Web site and some provocative views on copyright”

    It’s good to be wrong. When you think you know who people are, it’s much easier to judge them.

  45. dave hutchinson says:

    May I add my congratulations. Grand news.

  46. Davin says:

    Congratulations! That’s a mighty long name.

  47. Evelyn Browne says:


  48. yatribhai says:

    Long-time reader and freeloader, but felt compelled to create an account to say congratulations!

  49. TheFirstMan says:

    Wow! Wow!

  50. darrell says:

    Darn it, wouldn’t you know Xeni beat me to the baby overlord line.

    That being said, congratulations!

  51. klg19 says:

    Beautiful baby, fantastic name–congratulations to the entire Doctorow clan!

  52. Javier Candeira says:

    Yay, congratulations to proud dad and mum, and welcome to peacefullyy sleeping baby girl!

  53. Spherical Time says:

    Congrats! Welcome Poesy!

  54. Perla says:

    awwwwwwwwwwwwwww…. congrats Cory!!! She’s so gorgeous. Felicidades from Spain

  55. connor811 says:

    Epic name, congratulations!

  56. GammaBlog says:

    They are a lovely bunch of names, plenty to choose from if Poesy won’t do.

  57. Moon says:

    It’s appropriate for he to be born in London, she looks a little like Winston Churchill!

    Hahahahaha! Just kidding, you big lug! Congratulations.

  58. Takuan says:

    Having had time to study the naming; my sincerest compliments.

  59. rexdude says:

    I’m late to comment here- but her face looks EXACTLY like this anime expression- >_<

  60. cajunfj40 says:

    Congratulations, and Welcome to the World to Poesy!

    Sing to her a lot, hold her a lot, let her know she’s loved – though it’s sometimes heart-wrenching to have to tell my daughter “bye bye” in the morning when I’m off to work (if she’s even awake yet…) she knows who Daddy is and breaks into a huge smile when she hears the door opening at That Time Of The Evening.

    Being a Daddy will change you, mostly in good ways, and you and your wife will become a stronger team than ever. Best of luck to you all!

    I like “Poesy” as a name, too. We gave our daughter first and middle names and call her a nickname put together from them, so she’ll have plenty of names to pick from when she decides who she wants to be known as. Poesy will have even more!

    Spend time with her – she’ll only be small once…

    Take care,

  61. RickB says:


  62. sfarmer76 says:

    Congratulations to the parents. She’s a lovely little girl.

  63. complicity says:

    Nautilus? That seems a little… shellfish.

  64. Gisburne says:

    Congratulations, but… pls tll m y r jkng bt ths nms. ‘v nvr ndrstnd th qst t nflct vr mr tlndsh nd, ltmtly, mbrrssng nms n chldrn. Wll, t lst sh wll hv t b wll dctd, f nly t b bl t wrt hr wn nm. Bt gn, congratulations.

  65. mujadaddy says:

    “Poesey” is very nice. I approve. :P


  66. Gal_n_AL says:

    Moonbat, you are one sad little creep! Did you not happen to notice Cory just had a baby born?!? You need a life and some joy in it. Stop trying to be the fly in the punchbowl.

  67. Gal_n_AL says:

    to Posey’s mom: hat’s off to you, girl. you have my respect. I had 2 unmedicated births, but I was way too chicken sh** to have them at home. Your baby is beautiful in every single way! Mazeltov!

  68. garykemble says:

    Congratulations to all the Doctorows, esp the new one!

  69. Halloween Jack says:

    Congratulations! Eventually, you will get to sleep through the night again.

  70. jrtom says:

    A most heartfelt congratulations, sir. Speaking as the father of a 3-year-old and two 7-month-olds, you’ve just stepped onto one king hell of a roller coaster ride–hang on. :)

  71. Robbo says:

    Mutants rule! My best to you all.

    You can now look forward to 20 years of sleep deprivation.


  72. Chris Spurgeon says:

    Cory! I’m so happy for all three of you! And let me just say… on behalf of the entire species… thanks for increasing the genetic diversity of the planet.

  73. Tavie says:

    She’s beautiful, Cory! Congratulations to you three! Welcome to the world, Poesy!

  74. Moon says:

    PEFNTD. Nope, can’t figure out what it’s an acronym for. Something to do with copyfight and LEGO, would be my guess.


  75. sunsetcat says:


  76. Clifton says:

    Congratulations, Cory! Parenthood is the most worthwhile adventure in life. Don’t let any naysayers get you down; 21 years ago I gave my daughter an unusual name, and she has thrived with it.

  77. yotta says:


    *Interesting. For years he manages to keep his private life private. He spawns a happy little mutant and now can’t keep from drooling in public.*

  78. trifles says:

    Congratulations! Joy and felicitations and size six-month onesies!

  79. elliot winner says:

    Congrats, Cory! That’s a fine lookin’ hatchling you got there.

  80. Gisburne says:

    Cngrtltns, bt ths nms… trly, trly mbrrssng.

  81. Tits McGee says:

    Congratulations! She’s lovely.

  82. SarahWriter says:

    Gorgeous little mutant baby! Wonderful names! Congratulations to you all. You never know how much you can love until you hold your baby.

    And you do realize you have doomed her to a life of “No, my name’s NOT POSY.”

  83. CD says:

    Congratulations! May she live long and prosper.

  84. FredM says:

    Hey! It’s a Haiku
    Poesy Emmeline
    Fibonacci Nautilus
    Taylor Doctorow

  85. Euryale says:

    Congratulations to the new parents! Quite a collection of names. I’m particularly fond of Emmeline, though my inner geek is jumping for joy at “Fibonacci Nautilus”.

  86. Violet says:

    Congratulations Cory

    Gods blessing on you all,


  87. Michael R. Bernstein says:

    Conga Rats!

  88. Stef says:

    Aww! Congratulations!

  89. airshowfan says:

    Congratulations on the arrival of the latest member of your boingboinging, videogaming, copyfighting, linux-using, high-altitude-balloon-blogging family!


  90. Lea Hernandez says:

    From one proud parent of two giant geeks (9.75 and 9.25) to the proud parents of their first, CONGRATULATIONS.

    (Psst! NOW we know what slows Cory down! We’ll have two days to catch up. A thousand of us will have to post every twelve seconds for 48 hours. HURRY!)

  91. O3 says:

    Congrats and all… but I feel compelled to point out that several people attempting to spell the baby’s first name have failed so far. And these are your literate bloggers who have the right spelling right in front of them. Posey/Poesey/Posie will always get misspelled. (So will Fi[b/bb]o[n/nn]a[c/cc]i, but I guess that’s less important).

    Well, I guess geeky e-celebrities are no different from the regular ones, and inflicting vanity names on their innocent kids is some charismatic tribal custom they all share. As someone saddled with a strange-sounding name as a child I’m going to give mine a simple one and just let him or her choose a new one when they can think for themselves. I think a “Peter” voluntarily changing into a “Trout Fishing in America” is cooler than “Trumpet Moon-Unit Zebrahead” telling his friends his name is “just Tom”.

  92. Lea Hernandez says:

    Oh yeah:

  93. Antinous says:

    Three hundredth!

  94. calebcharles says:

    All the best to you and yours.

  95. Tavie says:

    @207 – RIGHT ON! My parents gave me an unusual one 28 years ago and it’s done me very, very well. Poesy’s name’s gonna be one of the great gifts she gets!

    Now, remember, start her on Disney parks early, but she won’t remember anything until age 3 or so, so make sure THAT trip is *really* special. And don’t neglect the East Coast; Epcot at age 3 is one of my favorite memories.

  96. Fee says:

    Congratulations… but hang on, *how many* babies is that name attached to?

    It’s a pretty long set of initials to saddle her with – no form will ever be long enough!

  97. Bonnie says:

    Nautilus is an awesome middle name!
    Rock on! Congrats!

  98. geneticblend says:


  99. fabiofree says:

    Mazel Tov

    Very cute – (not all babies are cute, you know..)
    Don’t forget to just stand and stare for at least an hour a day.

  100. dragonet2 says:

    Many best wishes!

    Bid welcome to loving chaos in your house. Hugs across the e-ways all around.

  101. Guy A Tremblay says:

    Beautiful baby! Congrats!

  102. larisa0001 says:

    Congratulations! She’s beautiful.

  103. Aaron Suggs says:

    Congratulations! Great name. :-)

  104. Deb says:

    Congratulations to you and your wife. Another darling Canadian to help steal hearts *giggle* Enjoy the paternity leave, and enjoy!

  105. Cupcake Faerie says:

    Big congrats! She’s spectacular !

  106. thornae says:

    Congratulations, and yay for fresh geeklings!

  107. jjpr says:


    Brace yourself. This upgrade to your life comes with a free upgrade to your perspective.

    I don’t expect your pen to follow any radically new paths.

    But I suspect it will have a far sharper point.

    I can’t wait to read the new you.

  108. BlueDartFrog says:

    IT’S A GRIL !

  109. Dicordian Eris says:

    Congrats m8!

  110. Dan says:

    Welcome to the world, Little One. Do try to keep an eye on the old man.

  111. Peter says:

    Congrats! Is she being released under Creative Commons?

    Great set of names, too. I think if I ever have a kid, I might have to give one of them the middle name Steampunk, though.

  112. brianeisley says:

    Congratulations, Cory. And such a spectacular arrangement of names! Welcome, Poesy!

  113. michaelannb says:

    Fantastic! The greatest adventure ever…

  114. License Farm says:

    Truly your best creation yet, and a collaboration, no less.

    P.E.F.N.T.D. is going to be hell to monogram, though.

    Again, congratulations, and again, and again.

  115. btm says:


  116. Fritz Bogott says:

    Hooray! Congratulations! I wish for you what my daughters have brought me: Daily helpings of jubilation and glee!

  117. Andy Nonymous says:


  118. papiermeister says:

    Beautiful baby, Beautiful name!
    Daughters are indeed a blessing that change their daddies’ lives forever! Much joy to your family and to you, sir!
    Om Ah Hung!

  119. AccordionGuy says:

    Congrats, Cory and Alice, and welcome to planet Earth, Poesy!

  120. reginald says:

    Do they have instructions on how to create one of these things in the next Make magazine?

  121. Kat Walsh says:

    Congratulations on your lovely derivative work! :-)

  122. cousin229 says:

    With my best wishes!

  123. Michael Brutsch says:


  124. Dean says:

    Congratulations! How wonderful!

  125. JG says:


    I C U R A Q T 3.14!!

  126. arikol says:

    Congratulations on your gorgeous little girl.

    As the proud father of an 8 month old I can state that the pride and happiness just keep on rolling in, in waves (tsunami sized). Enjoy it, and don’t let the “sleepless nights” naysayers scare you. Having a little one is tough at times but oh, so worth it.

    And she looks so healthy :)

  127. paufder says:

    Congratulations! What a gift, a blessing, a miracle! I held onto my copy of Haim Ginott’s Between Parent and Child throughout childrearing and it never let me down.

  128. schilsound says:

    Our newest is four months old.

    I can’t stop staring into her eyes.

    Enjoy your hiatus, and please do keep track of the hours you spend gazing, eh?

  129. Mary Robinette Kowal says:

    Congratulations on your new daughter. The stories behind her names are wonderful.

  130. Sarah Silverman says:

    Hey Cory, you left out Katamari Damacy. It’s not too late to re-file the birth certificate.

  131. Thomas says:

    Hey, congratulations, Cory! I didn’t know you were pregnant.

    Hey, can I borrow your hot air balloon while you’re on leave? You’ll be lighter-than-air on your own for quite a while. Permanently, perhaps.

    I’m so delighted for you!

  132. Netmouse says:

    Many happy felicitations to all three of you!

    Now, when are you bringing her to Penguicon to be properly welcomed into geekdom?

  133. cszostek says:

    Congratulations! Welcome to the word little one, may it be kind to you.


  134. Joel Johnson says:

    Here comes poop! Much love to you both.

  135. zanzjan says:

    Great name, and congratulations to you both on a beautiful child! She looks an awful lot like you already.


  136. Jacques says:

    Congrats man, it’s a great feeling, and it just keeps getting better.

  137. Memepunks says:

    Congratulations Cory!
    Although I’ve truly loved all your stories, this is your best work yet! Best wishes to you, your co-author, and your new creation. Look out world, Poesy is just getting started!

  138. bookninja says:

    Congratulations, Cory! She’s beautiful. Such a great round head for that large brain!! I love the name Poesy, but I vote for the nickname “Natch” or “Notch”, depending on how you pronounce Fibbonacci. Enjoy it all and keep a secret diary of it from day one. I started at a year and regret letting the first 12 months go by unrecorded by anything except my faulty memory. Best to all of you.

  139. Andrew M. says:


  140. Brother Phil says:


    All of love to you, your partner, and to Poesy!

    Have a great time with all the joy you’ve got coming.

  141. isaacb2 says:

    Mazal tov, proud father! May she be a blessing to you, and may she grow to a life of learning, of love, and of good deeds.

  142. Practical Archivist says:

    Squee! Joy! Mazel tov! Welcome, Poesy!

    -Sally J, The Practical Archivist

    P.S. Moon (#200), my mom swears that *ALL* newborns look like Winston Churchill…and I’m inclined to agree with her. :)

  143. David Pescovitz says:

    Congrats, Cory and Alice! Happy birthday, Poesy! We’re glad you’re here. : )

  144. Art says:

    All Best Wishes and Prayers for you and yours!!

  145. Art says:

    Al Best Wishes for you and yours!!

  146. austern says:

    Congratulations, Cory! I look forward to meeting her. (Probably other people have told you this, but it’s easier to travel with a six month old than with a two year old.)

  147. Ken Snider says:

    Best wishes to the three of you. :)

  148. Teresa Nielsen Hayden / Moderator says:

    Gal N Al, be nice to Moonbat — he was saying he’d misjudged. It’s a day for rejoicing.

    Gisburne, it’s a lovely name, it’s only nine letters longer than my own, and it’s hardly outlandish. For some points of comparison, check out the Utah Baby Namer.

  149. SapphireSniper says:

    Congratulations Cory & Alice :) She’s adorable! I am also offering babysitting services when you’re in town :)

  150. Chevan says:


  151. ponzo says:

    Congratulations! May she and those who love her have health and happiness.

  152. W. James Au says:

    Gloriously awesome news. I love the baby, love the parents… and love that you’ve included a link to every single name.

  153. Abbey says:

    Congratulations, she’s adorable!

  154. phreatic says:

    maybe Winston Churchill just looks like a newborn baby…

  155. Rick. says:

    Congratulations! Boing boing boing…

  156. fennylaise says:


  157. ravijo says:

    Wow! Contratulations!

  158. agnot says:

    Many fine congratulations Cory. Poesy look very peaceful. Happy parenting!

  159. sheetzam says:

    Congratulations. I bet you now have a glimmer of how much your life is about to change. The only piece of advice I could possible give is not to try to stick too closely to any plans you made before she was born. Entropy knows all our plans have gone out the window immediately after the birth of both our kids.

    Please please please don’t stop writing, though. I really look forward to seeing how your writing changes now you’re a dad.

  160. Dan Tentler says:

    Congratulations Cory! Thats awesome!

    I’ll have to shake your hand if I catch you at etech this year!

  161. Carbonfish says:

    I didn’t even know that you were building a sprog, and a beautiful one at that.

    Super-well done, and congratulations to the three of you!

    I hope that the world brings you all nothing but happy moments and bagfuls of smiles.


  162. Alys says:

    Absolutely fantastic news to wake up to this morning.

  163. Everbody says:

    Cheers to the brilliant miniature human!

  164. Stefan Jones says:

    I will pass on the advice given to my parents by a beatnik patron of my grandparents’ restaurant, on seeing me when I was a few weeks old:

    Raise her to be a death-ray repairwoman!


  165. youdiejoe says:

    mucho congratos!

  166. librarygoblin says:

    Mazel tov! What an outstanding name! (My wife looked at the picture and said, “Look! The baby has greater-than and less-than signs for eyes!” Which struck us both as very appropriate for a happy baby mutant.)

  167. Rufus J Squirrel says:

    Hell of a name. Congratulations!

  168. jjasper says:


  169. Alex Spence says:

    Congrats to you, sir!

  170. A New Challenger says:

    You’ll be needing one of these.


  171. mikerbaker says:

    Congrats, congrats!!! Wonderful name, too. :)

  172. seyo says:

    w00tz for all!

  173. JimT says:

    Mazel tov, Cory and Alice! She’s beautiful, and she will rock your world!

  174. strider_mt2k says:

    All the best on this happy occasion!

  175. Danny O'Brien says:

    Come with us, Poesy! There is much to be done!

    xoxox Alice and Cory, xoxoxox!

  176. mkuplens says:

    Wheee – named after my great-great-(great-?)aunt – too cool!

  177. spincycle says:

    Cory, my most sincere congratulations to you!

    May she turn the world on its ear!

  178. Tom P says:

    Congratulations on a lovely baby, and a mightily impressive namedump!

  179. spincycle says:

    Can I send a present for her? How?

  180. ogvor says:

    Achievement Unlocked: Parenthood

  181. Miles says:

    You seriously named your child Fibonacci?

  182. Roach says:


  183. Takuan says:

    Blessings be upon your house!

  184. Benjamin says:

    I love originality in names. Way to name. : ) AND CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  185. PiKei says:

    Na sou zisi!

    And enjoy your paternity leave to the last minute…

  186. Charlie Lesoine says:

    Whaaaat??? Wheres the How-To? Instructables? Nice Human!!!

  187. meadhbh says:


    I’m sure everyone’s giving you more advice than you need (or even want.) But just remember… parenthood is a process that’s been in beta test for a long time. Just make sure that everyone in the family is getting _some_ rest, and you’ll be fine. I was always amazed with how little sleep you actually need to change nappies.

    Congrats! There’s nothing more satisfying than taking part in the great chain of life… etc. etc.

    P.S. – There’s nothing wrong with naming your child after famous mathematicians. @miles… hush!

  188. Vitaly Chernobyl says:

    Shine on sir! Congrats!

  189. erindipity says:

    And a poem she is :)

  190. el3mo says:

    Congratulations, that truly is a wonderful thing.

  191. Songwind says:

    Congratulations! I hope you and she, and momma as well, are healthy and happy.

    I have been through this part twice now, and there’s nothing to compare to it.

  192. rosdoc says:

    We’re qvelling! You’ve made us soooo happy. Love Poesy’s Bubbie and Zaidy

  193. mdhatter says:

    What a wonderful thing!

  194. jungle says:

    Congratulations! :)

  195. HenKaiPan says:

    Mazel Tov!

  196. ReMaines says:

    I still believe your becoming a parent is a sign of the apocalypse.

    Nevertheless, she’s adorable, and Rob and I send our love.

  197. lautaylo says:

    Hooray for Babies!!

    My husband (a long time BB reader) thinks the names are too much. He still enjoys your books, though. On the other hand, I think it’s a lovely series of names, and appropriately fantastic. Congratulations on your new babe-ling!

  198. craigggggg says:

    ok someone has to say it

    what the hell kind of name is that? its like a foot long.

  199. Tina B says:

    Congratulations. May she grow in beauty and in wisdom.

  200. Xeni Jardin says:

    Congratulations, Cory and Alice! Welcome to earth, Poesy!!!!

    I for one welcome our baby overlords.

  201. Irene Delse says:

    I imagine baby Poesy’s first thoughts: “First they mistake me for a porpoise, then it’s paparazzi time! I’ll keep my eyes shut, nah.”

    He, he ;-)

    Congrat, then, happy parents!

  202. legotech says:

    I need an address…there are “Future Imagineer” baby things at work that need to be sent to Posey!

    CONGRATS…and really…where can I send stuff? :)

  203. noen says:


  204. Lea Hernandez says:

    Is it just me, or does anyone else feel like there’s a puzzle/code/joke in PoesyEFNTD’s name?

    I worked out that the Fibonacci Sequence can be plotted on a spiral that looks like a nautilus shell. (And Nautilus is also Nemo’s ship in Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.)
    Anyone else?

    (I’d feel like a right fool posting this, but I have a sense of Cory’s fondness for games.)

  205. fuzzferatu says:

    Hooray! Good for you guys! Congrats.

  206. kelly says:


  207. tonx says:

    congrats! its good to know the smart people are breeding!

  208. selfunfocused says:

    Congrats! If your wonderful little girl ends up having quite a set of lungs, be sure to podcast a few minutes of it so we can get a taste of the joys of parenting.

  209. neeraj says:

    Congratulations and a happy life to everyone! Spread those genes!

  210. doh nuttz says:

    Alice Cooper, Dan Quayle, and some guy send regards from tomorrow…

  211. Dave Bullock (eecue) says:

    Congrats! So cute! Great name(s)!

    Btw, shouldn’t this post go in gadgets?


  212. Luis says:

    Hey! Congrats to you both! (really nice little mutant)

  213. Justin Mason says:

    awesome! congrats and good luck changing all those nappies ;)

  214. Kieran O'Neill says:

    Veels geluk!

  215. Dan says:

    Yes.. yes… Now that all the good tidings are out of the way, I need to ask:

    Is your daughter driving yet, Cory?

    I need a ride to a Super Bowl party.

  216. Wil Wheaton says:

    Congratulations, Cory! Good luck tracking down baby-sized goggles and capes.

  217. Jordan Block says:


  218. Rebecca in Hoboken says:

    Congratulations to you and Alice. The baby is adorable!

  219. Georgia Tills says:

    Your baby has the colouring of the ‘longevity peach buns’ resturants serve at Chinese birthday parties! :D :D

  220. firepile says:

    Congratulations, Cory! I anticipate Steampunk car seats and retro-futuristic diaper bags ASAP!

  221. Vulcanis says:


    You should give it a cape and goggles for its first birthday.

  222. JIMWICh says:

    Congrats Cory and Alice! And welcome to our newest little Happy Mutant friend, lovely Poesy!

  223. phreatic says:

    Congratulations to you and your family.

    This was a good post to start the day with. Partly because of it’s cute baby nature and partly because it made me happy to see the long stream of positive comments. Little Poesy is starting her life with the good thoughts of a lot of people.

  224. ethan says:

    Nothing I can add except for more congratulations. And a big whooooo!

  225. Al Billings says:


    That is quite a name collection for the child to live up to! May she do so.

  226. Brad S. says:

    Congrats, Cory!

  227. Ari B. says:

    Mazal tov to the lot of you!

    Best of luck!

  228. Deidzoeb says:

    Has anyone commenced printing stickers that say “Cory Doctorow has a Poesy”? Image of Cory must include cape and goggles.

  229. the Other michael says:


  230. TJ Lambert says:

    Wow!!! Congratulations! Little humans are so awesome!!

    “All you need is Love.”

    And diapers;)


  231. Cory Doctorow says:

    We’re over the moon this morning, folks. She’s just over 24 hours old today. A million thanks to everyone who posted — especially the poetry and photoshops (I cried at the former, laughed hysterically at the latter). She slept in our room last night, in a bassinet and sometimes on us when she was fussing. I nodded off this morning around 6AM with her chuffing like a railroad engine, nuzzled in my throat.

  232. LionessElise says:

    YAAAAYYY! Congratulations, you guys!

  233. cinemajay says:

    9lbs???!!! Jeesh! Give your wife a Guiness–and your eternal thanks! Hope all it happy+healthy.


  234. Antinous says:

    Congratulations, and BTW, big babies usually sleep better than tiny ones. They’re not so desperate for nourishment. You don’t sleep anyway, do you?

  235. clothingoptional says:

    Congratulations! This will change your life in so many ways, Cory. Best wishes for all three of you!!! :)

  236. Jason Erik Lundberg says:

    Dude! Mazel tov!

    And what a righteous name.

  237. jacob_ewing says:

    Many Congratulations!!!

  238. sonny p fontaine says:

    the best part of being a father is stepping on legoes barefoot at 3a.m. That’s when you KNOW that your kid is truly genius. it the best hellride you’ll ever take. congrats

  239. tomaq says:

    Best bB post EVER.
    And best to mom, a heckuva content provider.
    –Tom, Cynthia & Damon

  240. Branfeast says:

    You made a baby! Congrats.

  241. HymieTheRobot says:

    Congratulations! But why give that beautiful child such a brief, common,and simple name?

  242. OM says:

    …Damn! There goes my spore theory!

  243. jayf says:


    I hope we’ll see some LOLPEFNTDs over the next couple years too :-)

  244. pgomes says:

    Congratulations, Cory! What a beautiful baby. Thank you for sharing her with us.

  245. yish says:

    very fine news indeed. a big Mazel Tov to the three of you. London’s a great place to raise kids. Free museums, good, healthy multi-cultural state schools. One thing I remember about newborns: the first month is the hardest. Just hang in there until you get that first smile, then its happy sailing.


    FoetusNail – “home where mommies and babies belong!” are you sure you meant that like it sounds? I take serious offence here, and say dads! stand up for your rights!

  246. Chang says:


    Thems alot of names for a lil’ kid but fortunately she’s got cute in overload so she can handle them all.

    Congratulations. She is beautiful and you guys are in for the time of your life!

  247. BattyMcDougall says:

    I have lit a cigar!

  248. trstn says:

    Glückwunsch! Well done.

  249. Talia says:

    Excellent! Congrats, enjoy parenthood. :)

    As for the name length: the fact that it can be turned into a haiku is just incredibly cool :p

  250. Rob, Denmark says:

    Stort tillykke! :o)

    (What they said, only in Danish).

  251. coveralls says:

    looks like a little squinting Buddha! Mazel tov!

  252. YARD says:

    omedetou! (^-^)v

  253. jere7my says:

    So that’s what a baby copyfighter looks like. Congratulations, sir!

  254. Decio says:

    Congratulations, Cory.
    Poesy already showed her mutant powers: she rearranged your molecules transforming you into a different allotropic form: her dad.

  255. Sparrow says:

    Congratulations to all three of you!

    She’s already got matching hair, and I’m sure the cape and goggles will be along shortly.

    That name is sure a mouthful, but I’m sure she’ll grow into it. I can only imagine that if she ever does something that warrants you calling her by her full name you’ll be out of breath by the time you finish.

  256. Adamus says:


  257. satman says:


    Enjoy every moment.

  258. jeffyerkey says:

    Congratulations Cory!

  259. outerjohn says:

    Down with PRM (Parental Rights Management)! I demand the right to parent your daughter in my own way.

  260. 54N71460 says:


  261. jim.cowling says:

    Congratulations, you three!

    ‘Poesy’ always has three syllables, so it’s not quite a haiku. But I think she’s got a surplus of potential nicknames. :-)

  262. says:

    Nautilus, welcome aboard, Mate! O7

  263. musicman says:

    congrats to you and Alice!

  264. Jeff says:

    Good luck, congrats, may little P.E.F.N. T.-D. have the best of all possible worlds! She’s beauiful.

  265. anatsuno says:

    Welcome, P.E.F.N.T.D., welcome! Let’s hope you get lucki(er) in the nickname department. *g*

    Congrats, Cory, Alice. Nicest mutant I’ve seen yet (beyond my own hatched-at-home little brother, that is).

  266. JLA says:

    Welcome to the world, Poesy, and all the best to your mum and dad!

    They work for you now, lil’ freedom fighter ;)

  267. Beastmouth says:

    Glad to see you going with the British tradition of naming a child more names than they’ll be able to remember before the age of eight.

    I’m sure she’ll follow Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno in making interesting records, decks of cards, and a soundtrack for Spore.

    mazel tov!

  268. Jardine says:

    Congratulations. There’s been quite a run on babies lately in the tech world. I wonder if they’re going to be on backorder for a while now. Merlin Mann, Alex Lindsay, Patrick Norton, and now Cory Doctorow. And those are just the ones off the top of my head who appear on TWiT podcasts.

  269. Shawn Wolfe says:

    Crackerbox Palace
    - George Harrison

    I was so young when I was born
    My eyes could not yet see
    And by the time of my first dawn
    Somebody holding me . . . they said

    I welcome you to Crackerbox Palace
    We’ve been expecting you
    You bring such joy in Crackerbox Palace
    No matter where you roam know our love is true

    While growing up or trying to
    Not knowing where to start
    I looked around for someone who
    May help reveal my heart – someone said

    While you’re a part of Cracerbox Palace
    Do what the rest all do
    Or face the fact that Crackerbox Palace
    May have no other choice than to deport you

    I welcome you to Crackerbox Palace
    We’ve been expecting you
    You bring us joy in Crackerbox Palace
    No matter where you roam know our love is true

    Sometimes are good . . . sometimes are bad
    That’s all a part of life
    And standing in between them all
    I met a Mr. Grief – and he said

    I welcome you to Crackerbox Palace
    Was not expecting you
    Let’s rap and tap at Crackerbox Palace
    Know that the Lord is well and inside of you


  270. Avram says:

    Congratulations, Cory and family!

    Aw, what a cute round little Muppet face she’s got!

    I kinda wish my parents had named me “Fibonacci Nautilus”, but I already get enough people misspelling and mispronouncing “Avram”.

  271. NealAppeal says:

    Hooray! The internet rejoices! Nice baby, there, Doctorow!

  272. heide says:

    Congratulations on a beautiful and healthy baby.

    May Posie bring you all the laughter and happiness only a little girl can.

  273. Derekvof says:

    Congratulations! I have to ask – which came first? The names or the background for the names? :-) I’ve never seen such detailed reasons for a baby’s name in my life! :-D

  274. shannonpatrick17 says:

    Congratulations! what a cutie!

  275. mrsomuch says:

    congrats mr Doctorow! Another imbolc baby; my daughter gained a sister on saturday, also in a pool. Jolly good show sir!

  276. AGF says:

    Yey! Congrats to you and your fiance Cory! Thankyou for posting a picture of her!

  277. remmelt says:


  278. MrWednesday says:

    Wow, she really does look like you! My 1st post on Boing Boing after much lurking.


  279. elsmiley says:

    All my best wishes, Doc. From a confirmed bachelor who doesn’t go in for such things normally. She’s beautiful.

  280. Maurik says:


  281. devophill says:

    Mazel Tov! She’s a beautiful baby. Have fun!

  282. Jack Fear says:

    Many happy returns! TEAM PARENTHOOD GO!

  283. druidbros says:

    Congrats Cory.
    Having a child is one of the most amazing things in the world. As a father of three here is my advice (and yes, its worth exactly what you paid for it)

    1. Get your bluff in early. It could save you a lot of trouble.

    2. Keep a journal of everything they do that you find funny. You’ll need the blackmail material later.

    3. Remember. Remember all of the things your parents did that hurt you – dont do those things. Remember all the great things your parents did that you loved and that enabled you to have a great connections with your parents – repeat and expand on those. Finally, remember they are here to replace you – make sure they will make a world a better place.

  284. elchucko says:

    Congratulations! Always happy to see such a cute increase in the population. Have fun, and I hope you won’t miss sleeping, lol!

  285. Jelf says:

    Aw, bless! She’s a lovely little thing, and no mistake – congratulations!

  286. Debbie Ohi says:

    Woohoo, congrats!!!!!!!!!!

  287. ricket says:

    Someone should write a poesybeat for her.

  288. shanealeslie says:

    YAY!!! Congratulations Cory.
    This means that not only can you use your e-book generated wuffie in exchange for dinner for two, now three, at Shanghai Cowgirl on any Friday night or Sunday Brunch, but you also use it for up to 10 yours of babysitting when you happen to be in Toronto. I just hope that you’ll still get enough time to write, the birth of my daughter became a total time sink – I procrastinate writing by playing with her.

  289. Jake0748 says:

    Bravo! This is the kind of happy thing I needed to see first thing today. Welcome to the world baby BoingBoing.

  290. Jake von Slatt says:

    What great names! Congratulations Cory!

  291. hng23 says:

    Oh, Cory. I remember when you were just a highschool kid working at Bakka & now you’re all grown up. Congratulations!

  292. kleinerblogger says:


  293. danegeld says:


  294. jsj says:

    Too cool man, a junior Doctorow to take on the fight. Welcome to our beautiful new sister.

  295. Neatorama says:

    Congratulations! Be prepared to buy lots of diapers. LOTS!

  296. wmbozarth says:

    Congratulations Cory!

  297. Muse says:

    Congrats Cory!

  298. charliekkendo says:

    Oh, this is awesome, congratulations!

  299. ZippySpincycle says:

    Worth quoting to every new arrival:

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

    –Kurt Vonnegut, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

  300. scarney says:

    Congrats to the three of you!

  301. Bob says:

    Well, well, well, well, well. Many happy returns, happy birthday to the new owner of such a prodigious array of names, best wishes and all that.

  302. FoetusNail says:

    Congratulations on her birth and kudos for having a her at home where mommies and babies belong! Born green, live green!

  303. cha0tic says:

    Damn! There’s something wrong with the focus on my monitor. *sniff* It’s gone all blurry.


  304. nzruss says:


  305. dirtdirt says:

    Mazel Tov!

  306. GaryG says:

    Congratulations! If she’s anything like my daughter (3.45 years) it’ll be a blast.

  307. Cowicide says:

    Wonderful news, Cory!! It’s a better world already with her in it.

    #105 posted by Miles: You seriously named your child Fibonacci?

    Miles, I think it’s very fitting and fancy. Besides, she’s already in Wikipedia under Fibonacci! Can’t back out of it now! LOL, that’s great!

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