Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Frog That Had A Name

Now that we're breathing easier after the good news we've gotten so far, Alan and I have lots more time to devote to finding and watching the best of TV. I thought we were both on the same page in terms of how we defined "the best" until the other day when he changed the channel right in the middle of "The Tiniest Girl in the World." Something about him being scared.

Having learned my lesson, tonight I watched the latest episode of "16 and Pregnant" on my computer with headphones on so I could enjoy it in peace. I paused it to tell him about the name the 15-year old mom had picked out for her baby.

"Hey, that's cool. They're going to name their baby Nevaeh," I said.
"Like the lotion?" he asked.
"No, like heaven spelled backwards."
"Ohhh."
"Isn't that cool? I'm going to name my daughter something cool. Like Avatar. I mean... Ratava."
And in a burst of excitement, Alan said, "I'm going to name mine Zeip! Like my frog!" And then he pointed at the green frog character he was playing in the land o' Alan's Computer Games.

Apparently we are not having children together.

13 comments:

Tonia said...

The husband and I nearly came to blows after he claimed that 'Asta' for our daughter sounded like 'Asda' the supermarket.
Tabitha was far less contentious.

Kate said...

My boyfriend changed it in the middle of The World's Tiniest Girl too. I was pissed, mainly because he thought Deadliest Warrior was a good alternative. Umm no.

Jessie said...

lol! we're going through the baby name war currently. the best way to make it happy in the end is for you to give him you favs and let him "decide" which one so he can think he chose it!

Little T said...

LOL! I would be interested to hear some of your and Alan's baby name suggestions. That could be a whole other blog.

The Bug said...

There's no reason you can't have twins - little Ratava & Zeip would be ever so grateful for their unique names. My boss had twins, & they each picked a name, but Jacqueline (his choice) & Jillian (hers) seem quite boring by comparison.

2busy said...

Interesting name, Nevaeh...Such a science to picking names...We just picked one we both liked.

T said...

totally saw that episode and forgot to talk to you about that weird name the next day...let's regroup next wednesday. have a good weekend, sob!

Razzberry Corner said...

Lol - naming your child after lotion sounds funny! What's really funny is just yesterday someone told me they named their daughter nevaeh (heaven backwards). Quite a coincidence that I heard it then read about that name in your blog... I like the names for your future twins! Why not start some rumors??!!

MunkyBt said...

Navaeh and Zeip sound a lot better than "Moxie Crimefighter Jillette" or "Dweezil Zappa." What the hell were their mothers thinking?

Maggie said...

I'm a nurse in a pediatric hospital... we get a different kid named Neveah every week. Everyone thinks they are so clever. haha.

J.Me. said...

That just made me laugh out loud.

epasen said...

I live in Finland where winters have been like extremely cold lately. Lil kids wear jumpsuites and hats with ears and tails and bright colors so they look exactly like Pokemons to me. I swear to God I'm not gonna have any kids as far as I feel like naming them according to Charichard or Picatchu or whatever...!

Erin P said...

Thanks again for another "laugh out loud" moment! Excellent. Are you considering stand-up?

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