Tuesday, September 19, 2006

What's In A Name

With the scheduled arrival of the Great Pumpkin just 26 (gulp) days away, there has been a steady increase in curiosity as to what we will name the little thing. Each time the question is asked the resulting answer of "I don't know, we haven't decided yet" is met with great disdain. But it's true. We really and truly have not decided on a name. There's no short list - there's no list at all. In fact, about the only time we've even discussed it is when other people have pressed us to give an opinion on one of their suggestions.

I'm not sure why everyone is so concerned with this detail. Is it because they are holding off having our silver rattle from Tiffany's engraved? Is it because they are planning to ask the Pope to bless her and the old pontiff needs a name in order to give his Papal blessing? Or, is it because they think they have a say in the decision? My original plan was to not tell anyone the name until the baby was born because I have heard way too many "well meaning friends" voice negative feedback toward the name choices of people's babies.

"You're not serious? Are you trying to make her a dork?"
When we choose the name, it will be because we think it suits her. It won't be because someone wanted to name their dog that or they think it would sound cool in a song. Despite everyone's disbelief, that name isn't going to materialize until there is an actual living, breathing baby. So, for gosh sakes, stop asking!

If you are that interested in names, I suggest checking out the Adult DVD Empire's database of pornstars. You can see if the name you were thinking of is already taken. It's a much better use of your time than wasting your breath on asking us what we are gonna name Pumpkin.


Blogger JAG said...

I am secretly hoping you stick to Great Pumpkin.

7:44 PM, September 20, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think it is just a better stock question than, "so, how often do you have to pee?" or "how do you paln on paying for college?"

5:42 PM, September 21, 2006  
Blogger Kelvis said...

About once every hour and a half - all day and all night.

Scholarships and student loans.

See, much easier and far less annoying.

11:43 PM, September 21, 2006  

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