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.


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!