Monday, October 20, 2008

The Name Game

Just before Spud started pre-school I spent a great deal of time talking it up and discussing what it might be like. I told him that he would make lots of new friends. He asked me what their names were. My kids are still at the age where they believe that I know everything and I have no plans to change that. Since Spud was born in 2004 I took a stab in the dark and told him that there would probably be an Ethan, Jacob or Carter in his class. Then he asked about the girls, so I confidently told him Emma and Olivia. Every second four year old girl I meet is named Emma so I felt fairly certain my mommy-powers would remain unquestioned.

Yeah, not so much.

Turns out Spud is in a class filled with non-conformist parents. Not one of the names I predicted show up on his class list. Instead we have Finny, Sloan, and Keith. Not an Emma to be found, rather Miriam and Presley.

While I am all for the road less traveled, surely there could have been one yuppie parent to help my reputation of omniscience remain intact for a little while longer.

Because once he finds out how little I actually know, it's all downhill from there.

4 comments:

Heather of the EO said...

I'm pretty sure that if this comes up again in the future, you could go ahead and say "miles and Asher" because as soon as I named my boys that, people started to say "Oh, I hear that's a really trendy name right now" STINK.

You've given me another Happy Geek moment where I smile and laugh during nap time. And I REALLY needed that.

Janet said...

LOL! Hopefully he won't care once he meets little Finney and Presley. :-)

a Tonggu Momma said...

We actually know a Fin... spelled exactly like that.

Sarah said...

Yeah, you can never go with those "Top Ten Names for 200_".....parents always switch it up on ya! :-)
When I named my 3 kids, I thought I had hit on some unique names. But then I took my daughter to her first day of kindergarten, and two of her classmates had the same names as my other two kids! I tell ya......

Good luck on keeping the wool pulled over your kid's eyes. :-) I am sure he will seek your wisdom at least until 1st grade!