So I have struggled with something. To name or not to name my kids on my blog. I realize this is one of the most dire problems in life, it just keeps you up at night reading blogs, searching out advice, asking everyone in sight.
Some give their kids cutie petutie names such as: Princess, Lil Man, Bubba, Beatiful. I totally get that, and have used it somewhat in the past, but ehhh, it's just not for me. I mean, what if I pick the wrong name. Something that scars them for life when they read these posts. Like Chubby or Stinkhead. Oh, I can not be responsible for their therapy.... at least not over an adjective to describe them.
Others choice initials, but for me, that doesn't fit either... I think it's very smart not to have to type the whole name, and I'm lazy like that too, but I just can't relate to it as much.
And then there is just the use of different names all together. I struggle with that one. I couldn't even rename my cat when I got her. She lived with the name Sarah for 2 years before we got her, and even hating that name for a cat, I just couldn't change it. Instead I just added a middle name - Jane. (Basically just because my friend thought that was her name, not sure what she was smoking at the time to think that, but whatever.) What if I start calling my kids these names in real life, what if I write it on their paperwork at school or the Dr. and they are called this forever & then one day the social security office catches up with them & thinks they have an alias and they get put on some list or something? Then they could never fly again... Oh no, that's can't happen..
One thing I do know is I can not name them their real names. My husband has a total fear of something bad happening to them through this whole "big bad internet world." Like you are going to cyber steal them. Which I promise, you would return the smaller one in no time, so I'm not worried.
Well, I have come up with my own reference names for the kids.... are you ready? I know that you must just be on the edge of your seat to know the ficticious names of two children you have never met, how could you not be?
*Insert drum roll*
Bret & Penny - Tada! That's it. Aren't you so excited? I can tell you are.... It's much better than Hubby's suggestions: 1.) Dick & Jane 2.) Lenny & Squiggy 3.) Oscar & Meyer.
Now my question is, how did YOU come up with your names on your site?
Thanks David, for making this a post of the day, it really made my day!
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