Why is the event called a near miss when two airplanes come close to crashing in the air? Isn't it a near collision?
Anyway, on September 9 Lugubrious Drollery proposed a list of potential names for Bristol Palin's baby. The blessed event occurred on December 28.
My top pick: Trapper
Actual name: Tripp
Coincidence? Near miss? Or perhaps Bristol and Levi got the idea from me. They didn't want to appear obvious, so they changed one letter, to Tripper. Oops--that brings up thoughts of Levi's mother's drug dealing, so they shortened it to Tripp.