What we’re not naming #4

Alexis and I have finally settled on names for our fourth. Neither name appears in this list or this one — lists I would call “Completely conventional names.” See, when you give your children theme names (“Ginger”, “Basil”, “Violet”) you have to develop a defensive attitude towards those who react, err, strangely. Because, when you mention your child’s name, sometimes you’ll get a stare. Others, a giggle. And, if the listener has no “home training” at all, they’ll begin suggesting names like “Ragweed” and “Turnip”.

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