Babies are so cute. So chubby. So stinky. (Well, if they poop in their diapers of course.)
Do you ever find yourself going 'oh-what a cute name for a baby!' or 'Um. Really? That kid is sure to get made fun of growing up!'
The day that we found out we were having a boy, my husband and I got giddy and started looking through the book of baby names. There are zillions of names in there!!! We got to Boston and my husband said 'That's it! I love it!' And of course, me growing up and being rediculed with the name DOEY JOEY FATMAN I feared for the poor kid and said 'Honey, chill. We're only in the 'b's!"
Well, we see how that one turned out. Hmpf.
I have to admit-that name totally grew on me. And now? I absolutely love it. It's Ivy League. And my boy is a stud. (Although if he REALLY wants to be IVY league, he better be smart cause his parents sure aren't! ha)
Anyway, I found this unusual bit on information in my Parenting Mag this month. It's a story on baby naming customs in other countries.
I about fell out of my bathtub when I read some of this! (Yes. TubTime is MagTime in my house.)
Here's some of what they said:
In GERMANY You need government approval before naming a kid..and catch this - Officials can VETO that name if it doesn't clearly indicate the baby's sex!! (Geez. Bet there are no GIRL JOEY's in THAT country! ha)
In the Ukraine - They priest does the naming. Parents can make suggestions but the priest gets the final say 8 days after the birth.
In China - Traditionally, babies wait a month until a family party and naimg ceremony. Instead of using their real name, parents use a 'milk' name or an undesirable nickname to ward off evil spirits!
Do your kids have a weird name?
I'd share my middle name-but for the sake of identity i don't want to online...but if you email me I'll tell ya! ha. It's completely made up. The first half is part of my mom's sister's name and the last 1/2 is part of my dad's sisters name. STRANGE!!!