My brother and his wife are having their second baby. It's a boy. They have asked that the family keep the name suggestions to ourselves. I guess we all got a bit overwhelming with the suggestions for their first child and they'd like to do this one SOLO. Here's what started the whole family naming ritual...
We already had a name picked out if our first child was a boy: Christopher Ryan. And it was supposed to be a boy. She was supposed to be a boy. The doctor told us she was a boy, but on the off chance she wasn't a boy, we needed a girl's name!
My folks, well actually my mom, was a HUGE help in naming our daughter. You see...what my husband called "traditional", I called BORING and what I called "unique", he called WEIRD! I was eight months pregnant and it was apparent that, unless we found something soon that was not weird or boring, Baby Girl Tabares was going to appear on her birth certificate! Thankfully my mom had just seen an episode of L.A. Law where "Ann Kelsey" married "Stuart Markowitz" and had a baby: "Kelsey Markowitz". Kelsey was apparently unique without being weird.
Reminiscing about naming our daughter, we remembered a suggestion my father had for us, just in case we didn't like Christopher for a boy. It's been a family joke for 19 yrs and I thought you might get a kick out of it today for Friday Funnies. It helps if you say it with a New York accent:
Horace Morris Tabares
Do ya think they have a support group for this?