N and I went out to our usual spot for cocktails last night and I was mourning the loss of my “baby girl name” (see below) when he came out with probably one of the weirdest things yet:
N: Oh! I have a good name for a baby boy… or a dog!
Me: (gulping my amaretto sour) Umm… I’m pretty sure a baby name that’s interchangeable with a dog’s name is probably not a safe bet.
N: No, no. Hear me out.
Me: (thinking to myself) Oh Christ, here we go.
N: Archie. (grins in self satisfaction and waits for me to stand up, applaud his genius and buy another round)
For the record, I’m totally not pregnant. Would I be drinking cocktails if I were?! Honestly! Still, I like playing around with potential names, though N enjoys it more!
That being said, I’m starting to get a lot of “baby pressure” right now. I’m so not ready for kids. Besides, I need some time to think up a name for a baby girl now that mine’s been stolen by Taylor Hanson (of Mmmbop fame). He named his 5th (that’s just greedy!) child Wilhelmina Jane. Damn him. Wilhelmina was mine (despite N hating it). Ugh. I just can’t have a cool name for my potential future baby that’s already taken by a psuedo-celeb (and one I like at that). Boo.
PS – I promise I will get to a run-down of the triathlon and the holiday soon!