HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) – Tacking Jr. or II onto a boy’s name is too common, a new father decided, so the self-described engineering geek took a software approach to naming his newborn son.

Jon Blake Cusack talked his wife, Jamie, into naming their son Jon Blake Cusack 2.0.

Version 2.0 was born Tuesday at Holland Community Hospital.

“I wanted to find something different to name him besides Jon Blake,” Cusack, who is self-employed with Westshore Design and Cusack Music, said. He said he had the idea for a few months, and spent the better part of that time persuading his wife to go along.

Jamie Cusack said she didn’t concede until the week before the birth. She said she had “picked out the theme of the baby’s room and done other things. I decided to let Jon have this.”

After 2.0’s birth, the Cusacks sent out an electronic birth announcement.

“I wrote in the birth announcement e-mail stuff, like there’s a lot of features from version 1.0 with additional features from Jamie,” Jon Cusack said.

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