Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Baby names were the topic of conversation on the radio station I listen to this morning.
They were discussing older names that have fallen from favor, Gertrude - Oliver - etc. And how people feel proprietary about the name they give their child.
I could relate so I called in...
You see, part of the reason I call my baby Boo Boo La La here is that I secretly do NOT want anyone to name their child the same name as mine...I LOVE the name, and LOVED that it was unique.
Imagine my distress when I had people begin to tell me they knew people with my baby's name.
I WAS PISSED TO THE MAX!!!
I mean - WHAT RIGHT DO THOSE PEOPLE HAVE TO TELL ME I DID NOT PICK A UNIQUE NAME???!!!!
darn it all to heck.
The ultimate sin was committed last week - and I called to share the story(essentially this is how it went down):
Radio Dj 1: Hey Lisa, you feel you have proprietary rights over your childs name, what is it?
Me: I am not going to tell you.
Radio Dj's: WHOAH! Really?
Me: No, I grew up with a super common name Lisa Ann - there were like 8 in my graduating class of 260 people. I wanted a unique name for my baby - I even researched it on the Social Security website to be certain it was not common.
Radio Dj 2: Oh, I guess we can't relate...(thier names are Liv and Colleen and they feel their names are not so common)
Me: Yes, and last week on vacation someone had the NERVE to tell me they knew a girl in their neighborhood that had my BBLL's name - AND was born within TWO WEEKS of my baby. I was so mad!!!
Radio Dj 1: Wow, and they live in MN
Me: Yup! I am livid.
So you see, I am CRAZY.
It is official.
AND I shared my crazy with everyone driving in their cars this morning at 8:05 am....