However, it is inevitable he/you will be asked if it has anything to do with Ryan Kesler. Right now, the answer would be "yes" and everything will be great. In 6 years when he plays for another team, it will need to be explained that he used to play for the Canucks - you're favorite team - but now plays for a rival team. A little awkward.
In 20 years Ryan Kesler will be washed up and people will make comparisons accordingly. He will now be named after a has-been.
In 40 years only veteran NHL or Canucks fans will remember who Ryan Kesler even is, and only at this time will the name not be awkwardly conjoined to a celebrity.
Still..... meanings aside, it sounds like a cool first name.
By then his boy will be kicking butt in his young life, and family friends will already know the story of his name, and people will be like Ryan Kesler who? OR they will be like; "Kesler? Like that shirt hanging up at Rogers, of the guy who help win the Canucks' first cup back in '12!"
Edited by Dr. Hockey, 26 February 2012 - 11:51 AM.