Sunday, September 16, 2007

helpful advice, column 1

Dear Sister-in-Law,

Congratulations on the anticipated visit from the stork in November. I know you said you don't need help with name suggestions, but I don't think you really meant it. So, I'm come up with some great ideas for you.

Option 1. Since Kid #1 was born in July and is named after a gemstone starting with the letter J, perhaps Kid #2 should be named after a gemstone starting with the letter N. I suggest Nephrite.

Option 2. You know how babies born in December are often named Christmas-y names, like Holly or Noelle or Cindy Lou? Well, I think your November baby should get a Thanksgiving name, like Pocahontas or Pilgrim or Turkey. You could also go for a nice Veteran's Day name like Camouflage or Armistice. But I think you should stick with Turkey.

Let me know if you want any more suggestions. My advice is free, and worth every penny.

Love, Cindy

12 comments:

todorojo said...

How about the name Cornucopia if it's a girl?

Meg said...

Those are great suggestions! I think they will result in you being the baby's favorite aunt.
love,
sister in law

atomicblob said...

Nephrite is a type of Jade, interesting . . .

dad said...

Your grandmother has a nice, original, Veteran's Day name.

Cindy said...

Cornucopia is a good name. What do you think, Meg?

I think I should be the baby's favorite aunt. After all, it's because of me that her parents met in the first place. And now I'm spending lots of time and effort thinking of creative names for her. How could I possibly be a better aunt?

rosie said...

Yeah, if you were my aunt and called me Cornucopia you'd be my favorite aunt, too. Right.

Cindy said...

Is what I call you that much better than Cornucopia? For that matter, what about Emily's nickname for you?

Besides, I'm not saying that I personally plan on calling the baby Cornucopia or Turkey or whatever. I'm just helpfully suggesting that they give her one of those names. Then everyone can call her that. She'd be the only Turkey in her elementary school classes.

Meg said...

Cornucopia is kind of pretty. At least it's more feminine than Turkey.

rosie said...

Well, neither you nor Emily are one of my favorite aunts, either.
Cornucopia sounds like a disease, or a body part or something. I definitely like Turkey better. Perhaps it's not quite so feminine, but it's cute. And I'm sure she would be the only Turkey in her class.

Cindy said...

Aren't Emily and I two of your favorite sisters?

I think Cornucopia sounds like a horn of plenty, not like a disease. Are you just prejudiced against Latin-based names?

You really think Turkey is cute? On second thought, I guess it is cuter than Salt. So that makes sense.

rosie said...

That's irrelevant. Yes. And yes. One of my friends used to call us Turkey as a pet name, kind of like Mom's Pumpkin.
Hey, Pumpkin, now there's a good idea!

Cindy said...

As I mentioned on Meg's blog, I've apparently given this too much thought. The other night I had a dream that the baby was born, and I really wanted them to name her Cornucopia. But they decided to go with Latasha instead. Don't ask me where Latasha came from. I haven't a clue.