Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


Thank God for the Y chromosone

Back in our college and St. Elmo's Fire years, Uzz was a long-haired hippee and I was a barefooted earth girl.

When we got pregnant with our eldest, we toyed with goofy girl names that we thought were great. We had Penny Lane for one, but our favorite was Strawberry Fields. We thought we'd call her Fields for a very trendy unique name.

WTF? I can't even blame it on drugs because we didn't dope up and we seldom drank. Thank God the Good Lord saw fit to bless our child with a Y chromosone.

This tangent was brought on by hearing Penny Lane on my way to the office from lunch.


  • At 2:28 PM, April 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Every Sunday our local paper publishes the name for the new babies born recently (and whose parents bother to fill in the form that is in the packet handed over when you carry the baby out of the hospital).
    I am amazed at the variations of Carlee, Karlie, Carley, and Karleigh, I've been seeing. Gheeszh. The poor first grade teachers keeping them all straight in a few years.
    Penny Lane is a pretty name in a song, but I would never have the nerve to name a child that. There are enough troubles which come along with being a mother.
    Didn't Native Americans allow a child to choose a name at a certain ceremony around puberty?

  • At 2:55 PM, April 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I thouth indians named their kids after the first thing they saw once he/she was born.

  • At 4:39 PM, April 19, 2005, Blogger Uzz said…

    If they named them after the first thing they saw, then my name would have probably been Disposed Needle or Bad Pan.

  • At 5:46 PM, April 19, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    No idea about Indian rituals. And, Uzz you're walking right into an insult when you suggest that your name should be Bed Pan or something.

  • At 7:36 PM, April 20, 2005, Blogger Uzz said…

    despite our best efforts, we still named him after a drunk poet and mush mouth singer:-)


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