|I thought this was funny. There are a whooooole lot of Marys out there!|
Last night made me laugh hard... we talked about kids' names. I'm always the one that brings this up, because I love to think about it. I think I love thinking about their names even more than I love thinking about our [very distant] future kids. We're just not ready anytime soon. We have a few names written down that we both like a lot, but I'm always thinking of new ones or jotting them down if I hear ones I like.
Today on the radio, I heard a few.
Me: "What do you think about the name Declan?" (A British NPR reporter, by the way.)
Him: "Declan? That's a name?" (Ok, maybe not. It's so easy to tell if he likes it right away or not.)
Me: "What about Margot?"
Him: "Margot? Like escargot? Umm no. Do you think right now is really the best time to be talking about this?"
There are lots of other names I like and he doesn't, but only because I'm the only one thinking of them, so lots are bound to be rejected. I guess "Newby" is a little hard to match, but still. It's a fun game - at least for me.
PS - Seriously no offense if your kids are Declan and Margot. I happen to love those names. And I am prepared to whisper them in Shawn's ear as he goes to sleep so he will maybe love them someday too.
PPS - I just looked up Declan and it means "full of goodness." Margot means "pearl." And St. Declan was an Irish saint who preached in Ireland prior to the arrival of St. Patrick. You're reading this, right Shawn?