A dramatic paraphrasing of a conversation I had with my husband yesterday:
Boy: I like Judas for a name.
Boy: Judas. It’s like a nice name for a kid.
Me: No way! It’s so tainted with biblical tragedy.
Boy: No, it’s not. One, that was a long time ago, and two, if you think about it, Judas was like the hero of the bible.
Me: No he wasn’t!
Boy: Yes, he was! If it wasn’t for Judas moving things in the right direction, Jesus would never have died for our sins, therefore fulfilling his iconic destiny.
Me: By that same logic, Hans Gruber is the hero of Die Hard because he helps John McClane fulfill his iconic destiny.
Boy: I hardly think that getting your feet cut up is the same thing as being crucified. Jesus’ death changed the world and saved humanity!
Me: John McClane’s trials and tribulations changed the face of action cinema and entertained humanity! Plus, the foot wounds could be seen as stigmata!
Boy: Those just happened because the terrorist’s feet were too small. That makes no sense!
Me: Neither does yours!
Boy: So Judas is out?
Me: Totally. Plus, people would shorten it to Jude and then they’d think we were obsessed with Jude Law or something which ew.
Boy: You have a point.