We had an extremely hard time coming up with names for both of our kids. With the Mini, we had more of a short list than we had with LG, but when we saw the Mini, none of the names on our short list fit him. We ended up going with a name that was veto’d because at one point or another, one of us didn’t like it. But when he was born, the name just seemed to fit. This is all repeated garbage that I’ve written about before, but I’m guessing many of you aren’t picking through my archives with a fine toothed comb. And if you are, I A. have a restraining order with your name on it, because creeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeepy, and B. Seriously, do you not have a life? The reasons for the post, however, are different, so I give myself permission for reruns. It’s rerun season already anyway.
With LG it was even harder. There were no girls names that either of us were really cracked on. Naming your kid is hard, dudes. It’s either, you knew someone with that name, who was a righteous asshole, or someone else did, or worse, the name just sets itself up for pure torture during the kid’s formative years.
As with the Mini, we never shared our names with anyone prior to the birth. Especially with LG, because we had all of two names we really liked, with a third name as a possibility, but not really.
The Mini’s name, while still a little unusual, has gained somewhat in popularity over the last two years. It’s probably preppy sounding, but at least it has vowels. I don’t like that it’s becoming popular, but what can I do? Trademark the name and register it a federal copyright? On second thought, *mental note to self.*
LG’s name on the other hand, is much more rare. I know of few people with the name. One that I actually know personally, though not directly friends with, and another person. I love her name. It took us a long time in the hospital to actually name her. And for the longest time, I couldn’t really wrap my head around it. No one saw her name coming, and it took her awhile to kind of grow into it, but now it’s just so her. I love it so much more, now that I know her personality.
What creases me is people either online, or in person, that i don’t know, in public, who find it acceptable to ask her name. For one thing, this is nobody’s business. For another, we’re at the age in the Mini’s life where people think “oh you’re cute, what’s your name?” And he’s impressionable enough to answer. While he’s too young to understand the concept of strangers, he’s not too young for us to at least start working on the “don’t talk to strangers” thing. But just point blank asking what your kids name is, I don’t know, this for me is kind of rude. If I know you, and feel comfortable enough telling you, I will.
Maybe this is no big deal to some people. Maybe I’m weird for keeping my kids names under lock and key, but I’m a selfish bitch, and one that doesn’t see the need to advertise their names all over the internet. You know, safety first and all that.