Setting: Brunch with a bunch of Peace Corps friendsUm, thanks.
Topic: Baby names (you can see where this is going)
Commenter: Have you chosen names for the twins yet?
Me: Yes, but we're keeping them secret until the babies are born.
Commenter: Oh, well, just don't name your girl [insert our chosen girl name here]. It's a terrible idea to name a girl [insert our chosen girl name here]. I've met a lot of those lately. She'll have the same name as every other girl on the playground. I wouldn't do that to her if I were you.
Mostly I can blow off what people tell me about baby names. Honestly, it's not anyone's choice but mine and GH's. But the truth is that I've been a little worried lately about the "trendy" factor of our girl name, so this woman's comment really hit me where it counts. Never mind that I've always loved this name (It's the name of a favorite author and children's story character. Also, French.) and wanted to use it for a long time, and as it would happen, it is getting popular now. Although according to the Social Security website, it's popularity is declining.
Grrr. I'm mad at her for making a dumb comment and annoyed with myself that I care. I think I will have to go drown my sorrows in a Hostess cupcake. I have had such a craving for those for about a week now. Talk about something I normally don't eat, but what's a girl to do?
*Disclaimer: People have said countless stupid but well intentioned things to me since GH got sick. I try to remember that comments like, "You're only given what you can handle" are intended to be helpful even when they're not. But that's for a different post.