As everybody knows, naming a baby can be a difficult process. Some of our children’s names have come to us easily, others are decided only after much discussion spanning many months prior to the baby’s arrival. This go around we’ve settled on a girl name fairly easily (and we’re not telling because we like to save that for when the baby is born). But the boy name is giving us trouble. There are quite a few we like but none seem to jump right out and say, “that’s it!” On the list are various combinations of first and middle names:
Well, you get the drift. Half the names are family names which we like, the other half are old-fashioned names which fit in with the rest of our other children’s names. There are others too which we haven’t “paired up” yet.
Thinking about all the names reminded me of a funny incident that occurred when I lived in Georgia. My dad came home with a hilarious story of a woman who came to the hospital in labor. Much to everyone’s surprise she delivered twin boys. She wasn’t prepared with any names for them. Being black, she wanted something unique and different.
EDITED: Rereading through this this morning I realized I better elaborate on that statement. In the south the black women usually take the sounds that they like to say and combine them together to create a unique name for their child. Many of the combinations turn out beautiful! And it is really fun to say their names because they do roll off your tongue and just feel good in your mouth. For instance here are some of the name of the girls that were in my homeroom class in 7th grade: Latanya, Cherika, Shanita, Tamika, Verickia, and the boys: Capius, Marcello, Khero, Antwon, Djuan. See? Back to the story.
After receiving her lunch she had her names. Can you guess what they were?
Orangejello and Lemonjello. I don’t know how they were eventually spelled but they are pronounced or-AN-jello and le-MON-jello. I guess inspiration can come from anywhere and anything.
Do you have any funny baby name stories to tell?