Friday, August 31, 2012

Naming Our Hypothetical Children

Since a few of our friends are expecting babies, I thought it might be a nice time to share this semi-incoherent conversation with the Guy from a while ago. We laughed ourselves to sleep that night, but I'm guessing that was just us!

One night, I tell the Guy, "You know, I almost regret that we're not going to have children because it would be so cool to think of names for them. They're stuck going around being called something ridiculous... at least until they are old enough to get them changed anyway."

"I think I'd like to name our hypothetical child..."

"Hypothetical?" says the Guy helpfully.

I laugh. "No, though that's quite good. I was thinking of God. It would be so much fun to say, God's been so naughty today, we had to lock her up at home."

"Or we have to go home early because of God's homework."

I turn around to go to sleep and suddenly start laughing. "I have a better name for our daughter."


"Ram Singh."

"Why not Kroor Singh?"

"Come on. I'm not that cruel."

"How about just Singh?" persists the Guy.

"Oh good. Then we can call her Singh Mylastname Guylastname."

"No, no last names. Isn't it enough we have to carry ours!"

"I know! Singh Singh."

"Okay, that's good."

"And she will probably go to prison, because she'll kill us when she grows up. So it's prophetic."

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