Dean and I had a wonderful weekend. For the first time since we got married, we went on a date. Saturday afternoon we drove to Orlando for the Magic game. We had rented a room at the Sheraton so that we could enjoy some beers at the game and not have to worry about driving the 70 miles home late at night.
We checked in to the hotel and took advantage of the Starbucks in the lobby. We then walked the half mile to TD Waterhouse Centre because it was such a lovely afternoon. Dean likes to get to arenas early to watch batting practice/shoot around, etc. but we didn't realize that the Waterhouse opened an hour later than we had anticipated. We crossed the street to the Marriott and shared a bucket of beers to kill some time.
Our conversation took a random turn, as usual, and we started discussing baby names. First of all: NO NOT YET. I have plenty more I want to do and learn before I become responsible for another human being. But.... kids names are something I think about quite a bit. I mean, it's as close to defining your child as you can get in the first few moments of his/her life. I want to pick some names and roll them around for a few years to make sure I can live with one, let alone my poor child.
Anyway, I do have a particular name picked out for a daughter that I've liked for several years. Unfortunately, Dean doesn't like it as much as me. It's not that he doesn't like the name in general, but he can't see naming our daughter that name. Plus, it's also the name of a song.
Dean: "I think it's a really pretty name. But I can just see little --- in college getting lured into bed by some frat boy singing that song."
Me: "So? How do you know frat boys will be singing that song in 20 years?"
Dean: "Frat boys will always be singing that song."
Dean had been pushing for a name he thought up for a girl several days ago. I was hoping he would have forgotten about it by now.
Dean: "Oh, c'mon! It's so original! And unique!"
Me: "I don't like it. It's ghetto."
Dean: "No way! It's a lot better than anything you've thought up."
Me: "Yeah right. We can name our next cat that name, but not our daughter."
Dean: "I have an idea. Put both names up on your blog and have people vote on it. Let the people decide."
Me (knowing what y'all would think): "Gladly."
It seemed decided. We turned to watch the Ohio State Michigan game while we finished up our beers. A few minutes later, Dean tapped me nervously on the shoulder.
"Don't put the name on your blog. I don't want anyone stealing it. I can just see you holding the vote and all your friends liking it so much all their little daughters will be named ---. Then I'll really be disappointed."
Sorry guys. I guess you'll have to think up your own names.