Tuesday, May 26, 2009

note to self

It's been a whirlwind few weeks, although not particularly exciting - just a LOT of work, and crammed-full weekends, and it's not ending anytime terribly soon. So, therefore, not much time to blog, and not much of substance to write about anyway.

But, this weekend, at our oldest niece's college graduation, I did come up with the following note to myself, should we ever actually be in the position of choosing names for our children - and all ye who may be doing the same, perhaps keep this in mind:

Yea, though there are myriad people and concerns to be kept in mind whilst choosing the name of one's beloved child, try to think ahead to the day when - one hopes - some poor college administrator will be trying to pronounce your child's name as he/she walks happily across the stage to accept a diploma.

Have some mercy on said administrator, would you? 500 names is a lot.

Okay. Back to work.


  1. Too funny. As someone who grew up with a last name that everyone butchered, I always cringe in empathy whenever I hear it happening to someone else.

  2. That was a very good note! :) I am lucky that our last name is easy to pronounce, too. Glad to hear from you, even if briefly! :)

  3. This is so true! My husband, his brother and his mother are all teachers, and they tell the funniest stories about student names. The brand names are the worst...Vuitton, Chanel and Courvoisier (seriously!).

    I hope you are doing OK...still thinking of you all the time. Hope you have a great weekend!

  4. Keep telling your story! It's good to know we're not on this sucky journey alone!