Question to the World, the time when we gather 'round and discuss an issue that just needs discussing. This time it's all about babies! Don't even get me started. This post solely comes from being in a mall recently and seeing a DILF with the most adorable baby ever in his arms and thinking "Oh, maybe I should rip the boards off the windows of my uterus and take down that 'No Trespassing' sign and think about having a baby at some point. I am almost 60."
Ignoring all the self-deprecating stuff, the point of my thought bubble was a genuine one. I always say that I don't want to have kids, and when I say it, I do mean it. But I do support adoption wholeheartedly and maybe if I don't have any of my own (I'm assuming my sister will carry on the family genes and I feel sorry for the child who has her for a... you know what? I'll leave it at that), I may want to adopt someday. Which got me thinking... What ever would I name it?! List time!
Now I should be honest with everyone in that I didn't just think of this recently and start coming up with names off the top of my head. I've kept a list of names I like since I was a kid. It helps for when you get pets or cars, anything you want to name, to have a ready-made list available. Thus, the names I have I've had for awhile. The other thing I have to tell you is that my choices are also due to my last name sounding very British and having lots of "e" and "n" sounds. I don't care if you already know my last name (I may or may not have linked to stuff in the past with my full name, I can't remember), I just prefer not to type it out on the blog. Just in case my stalker ever decides to actually start stalking me (I'm waiting!).
Okay, as with all the Questions to the World, I'll tell you mine and you can then tell me yours, and I'll go first. Before I do, let me officially ask: What are your favorite baby names? Let's begin with some of mine.
Now, for some reason, I have a lot of boys baby names and not that many girls' names. What that says about me, I dunno. But let's not dwell, shall we not? Okay, I've recently been on this kick where, if I did have kids, I would have a litter of boys and only name them names with four letters. But interesting names that kids don't normally have. Plus, particularly if my kids are black like me, I would want them to have names people wouldn't expect black children to have, just to mess with convention a little.
Thus, for boys, I'm in love with:
Jose (not José, but pronounced "Joh-ss")
Rien (pronounced "Reen")
And if I had to go outside of the four-letter word thing, I love:
Brittan (pronounced like Great "Britain")
Eljer (pronounced "Ellger")
Lukaj (pronounced "Lu-kaah-ge")
I know. It's insane, I have so many boys names I'll need a Duggar just to have enough kids to use all these names on! For girls, the list is a little less exhaustive but I have some ideas. Like:
Cady (like Lindsay Lohan in "Mean Girls")
Joie (pronounced "Joey")
Lotte (pronounced "Lot")
Luz (pronounced "Lose")
Now, I don't care if you decide that you like one of my names and use it for your baby. Hell, I'd be flattered. But I much rather hear what names you'd like to name the children you don't have yet. Or maybe you do have kids, what did you name them? Or maybe you really don't want kids and only have pets? What did you name them? Boats, RVs, penises... anything with a name, I want to know what you named it!
Again, what are you favorite baby names?!
As I See It - June 19, 2013
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