Thursday, January 11, 2007
What's in a Name?
" What's the name of your baby" my 2 year old niece asked? "I don't know. We haven't named it yet. What do you think we should call it?" I respond. "Bill!" volunteers my sarcarstic hubby. "Biiiilllllll!" she says disgustedly, "NOT Bill"
The baby's name will not be Bill.
Not that we had wanted to name it that, but how could you when the name causes a 2 year old to look as though she has swallowed the lemon tree?
We don't know what the baby's name will be, won't for several months. We are in the minority of parents to be who are choosing NOT to find out the gender. A good friend is appalled! "Well what do you call it?" "Junior" I reply calmly. "But what if it is a girl?" She is saying this to a girl who was called "Little (insert my father's name here)" my entire childhood. "I think she will be fine"
"What should we call the baby?" I asked my niece again. "Bear" she said with confidence. So we call the baby Bear.