Meet Jed. roomie #4. Boyfriend of Leah. Quasi-boyfriend to Chrissy and I. All around awesome. He loves WL Weller's bourbon, and long walks on the beach.
Here he is in his natural habitat. The wild dancing wedding guy extraordinaire.
Ok, so that was completely irrelevant except now when I say Jed, you know who I am talking about. Soooo Leah, Jed, Sadie Belle and I, were sitting around watching the Bachelor Pad discussing weather or not Elizabeth looked better blonde or brunette, and how awkward it was when Tenley crawled in Kipton's bed and got denied, when the topic of names came up. I found out that a sorority sister of mine is naming her baby one of my baby girl names I have had picked out! Hmph. So sad. *le sigh* Oh well, she beat me to the alter, and she beat me getting knocked up, so I guess she gets first dibs on her baby's name. Ha!
To make matters worse, her baby is going to be SO FREAKING CUTE because the name that shall not be named, goes perfectly with her last name, and she really is going to be the cutest little girl ever. I can just see little BLANK BLANK being captain of her cheerleading team, and she will definitely be the girl that all the girls want to be friends with and that all the guys want to kiss!
So this started us thinking, what is in a name? You want to pick out cute names for your kids duh, but what if your parents name you something completely unfortunate?? I have always been happy with my first name. Allison, has a nice ring to it. Common, yes, but hey it works for me. I think the reason I am so happy with my name, is because I know the other choices that were discussed, and frankly, I am SO glad my mom stood up to pushy relatives, and named me what she wanted to name me!
So for your enjoyment, here are some things I was almost named:
1. Gabriella. Ok not bad, I could have been a cute little Gabby, but I just don't feel like a Gabby. But this is definitely the number two choice after Allison. Gabby would have worked.
2. Gertrude. I kid you not. There were those who tried to get my mother to name me Gertrude. Nicknames would have included Gerty, or Trudy. I can just see it now, "Hello Dr. Johnson, is Gerty home, I would like to take her on a date." Sweet heavens this would have made for one hell of a high school experience.
and #3. If I was a boy, my father wanted to name me...
Spider. Spyder??!! I don't know how he would have spelled it but what the heck?? I can only hope that he had spent a little too long around the wooden spool table you know what I am saying. I kid. Anyways I am sure he was just messing with my mom, but the ridiculous thing is this was discussed. My dad has always loved Spider Man... so you draw your own conclusions there.
So what were you almost named? I would loooove to here some other tragic choices that your parents had picked out for you. Or maybe I am the only one with whack parents who wanted to name their child after a teenage superhero who was bitten by a radioactive spider?