11/15/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Dad'll Be Palin For This For Years

Mark Ciptak,
a new father in Tennessee, "surprised" his wife this week -- by ignoring their chosen baby name "Ava Grace," and instead submitting the name "Sarah McCain Palin" on their child's birth certificate documents.

AP reports:

Ciptak, a blood bank employee for the American Red Cross, said he named his third child after John McCain and Sarah Palin to "to get the word out" about the campaign.

"I took one for the cause," he said. "I can't give a lot of financial support for the (McCain/Palin) campaign. I do have a sign up in my yard, but I can do very little."

What a gesture! And a clever and beautiful name, to say the least! I think, however, a unique spelling (Hollywood-style) of the "surprise" moniker would be more appropriate.

How about: D-I-V-O-R-C-E?