The recent celebrity baby boom has produced some very interesting baby names. It seems they are trying to top one another with unusual names. There's also a trend of bringing back some very old names that haven't been seen activity for a century or so. Some examples:
Cate Blanchett named her son Ignatius
Amy Poehler just recently named her son Archie
Gillian Anderson named her son Felix(she also has a son named Oscar...hello?...Felix and Oscar?...The Odd Couple...why would you do that???...she claims she had no idea...yeah, right)
I'm not saying these are bad names, just different. It got me to thinking about my own name and how when i was little, i thought they were singing about me in church every Sunday. You know..."Lori, Lori, halelujah..." "Lori be to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit"...i really did think they were saying that until I learned how to read and was greatly disappointed.
It also got me to thinking about a game we used to play with the kids all the time. When we would go on vacation, or on a day trip somewhere...we would all get to pick a new name. And then we would have to call that person by that name all day (or all week if on vacay). K would inevitably pick a name like Brittany or Christina (back in their bubblegum days...not their scary days), R would always pick "Brian or Jake" (not really sure why) and G would be Elmo or Thomas or some other character name. Mark and I would always go with ethnic names like (Chico & Juanita or Jean Luc & Chantal) just because it would crack us up to hear our kids calling us by those names! Nobody around us knew they weren't our real names and the kids would giggle like crazy every time we called them by their "new" names. It was our own little private family joke. Now, 2 of them are teenagers (ok, one teenager and one almost teen) and too cool to play this game in public, but we have been known to play it in the car on a long road trip or on a holiday at home. So, the next time your looking for some family giggles, give it try.
...By the way, i also used to think those beautiful blue climbing vine flowers were "morning Lori's" not morning glories. sigh