YOU'VE GOT TWO KIDS: JUSTIS AND ELECTRA. I HAVE TO ASK ABOUT THE IRONY IN THOSE TWO NAMES. He's not called Justis because of . . .And Justice For All — that's shallow. It's spelled the Old English way and "Justis" is a form of Jesus which is another form or "righteous." And Electra, it had nothing to do with the record label Elektra [where Metallica spent the majority of their career]. We were gonna call her Savannah, but I didn't like that name because it was some trollop that blew her face off or something because she was an old porn star, and that particularly didn't ring well with me. We were at church one morning and they were dedicating the child there, and they said her name was Savannah and that it meant "barren plains," and I thought, "We're not naming our kid 'barren plains' — sheesh, we might as well just call her 'scorched earth.' " We had looked at some other names and Pam thought that the name Amber was pretty and I looked up the Greek meaning of Amber which means "dawn of light," the beginning of every day. And Electra is the same thing as Amber in Greek, so I thought it was great. Now, we do have that one kid that we gave up for adoption named Puppets. . . .

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