Andrew Peregrin Goff

There are probably less than 5 people in the world who a) care about my family life, b) don’t follow me on twitter, c) don’t follow Tiffany on Facebook, d) didn’t get an email about this already, but e) do read this blog. So for those of you who fit in that category, I’d like to announce the birth of our son Andrew Peregrin Goff. Andrew is our fifth son after Jarom (deceased), Jonathan (9yrs old), James (7), and Peter (5).

Andrew was born this Wednesday evening at 5:20pm in Boulder. He was two weeks early (but still technically full-term), 6lb 11oz (3.03kg), and 19in (48cm) long. He’s doing great, and both he and his mother are home as of this afternoon.

If you’re wondering about the name, Andrew is my middle name. We also have several friends with Andrew as a first or middle name. It also fits with Peter, James, and Jonny (sort of) as a sort of semi-intentional Apostolic naming theme. We debated a lot of middle names–Andrew is somewhat tough to find good middle names to go with. Our two finalists were Sheridan after Tiff’s dad, and Peregrin (yes after Pippin from Lord of the Rings). We ended up going with Peregrin in the end. The good news is that with a middle name that can be shortened to Pippin, he’s set whether he’s a LOTR-fan nerd like his dad, or whether he gets into basketball…

After having picked the names, we found out that Andrew means “manly or brave”, and Peregrin (which amusingly enough was the word of the day on today) has connotations of wanderer, traveler, etc.

His current nicknames are spud, french fry, burrito, and self-eating-burrito.

Here are some pictures of baby Andrew:


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Jonathan Goff

Jonathan Goff

President/CEO at Altius Space Machines
Jonathan Goff is a space technologist, inventor, and serial space entrepreneur who created the Selenian Boondocks blog. Jon was a co-founder of Masten Space Systems, and is the founder and CEO of Altius Space Machines, a space robotics startup in Broomfield, CO. His family includes his wife, Tiffany, and five boys: Jarom (deceased), Jonathan, James, Peter, and Andrew. Jon has a BS in Manufacturing Engineering (1999) and an MS in Mechanical Engineering (2007) from Brigham Young University, and served an LDS proselytizing mission in Olongapo, Philippines from 2000-2002.
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10 Responses to Andrew Peregrin Goff

  1. Grandpa Cragun says:

    Definitely a KEEPER …
    (and if you put an “e” on the end of his middle name, you have a fierce raptor.

  2. Andrew_W says:

    Congrats, and what a great name!

  3. john hare says:

    Congrats also. Now we all see how you are manning Altius. 🙂

  4. John,
    While I’m in it for the long-haul with Altius, that’s a really slow way to staff up… 🙂

    Maybe this batch will be ready for my next startup.


  5. kayawanee says:

    Congratulations! He’s a beautiful child.

  6. born01930 says:

    I feel proud to be one of the 5…and want to pass on my sincere congratulations

  7. Born01930,

    Thanks! He’s a lot of fun.


  8. Robert Clark says:

    Congratulations on the beautiful new addition to your family.

    Bob Clark

  9. George Turner says:

    What a cutie! 🙂

  10. Karl Hallowell says:


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