Naming Your Baby Sucks
By: Joanne Kimes
When you’re pregnant, deciding on a name for your kid can be overwhelming. Especially when you’re the indecisive type like myself who has a hard enough time deciding between paper and plastic. When I was pregnant, every name I considered either didn’t work well with my last name, reminded me of someone I didn’t like, or was the same as an ex- girlfriend of my husbands. Then, if I ever found a name I’d consider, my husband would exercise his veto power and send me back to square one. After a few months of this, I would have given anything if my kid came out like a Cabbage Patch Kid and had her name embroidered to her rear end.
Finally, after all the names and all the fights about how many ex-girlfriends my husband had, we finally agreed on a name that we both loved! The odd thing is that after all the agony, the only thing we ever call her now is “sweet cheeks.” Oh well.