Here is Smarty’s list, in order, starting with his first name ideas 3 months ago, ending in the present. This is not one of his talents, as you will soon see.
2. Waffle Recipe
4. Clem.entine (one of his fave fruits and the only not weird name)
5. Smarty (you know, but his real name)
Let us start with Carol. Can you think of a worse name for a little baby? It’s right up there with Judy. Here is my baby…Carol. Here is my baby…Judy. A 40 year old named Carol, fine. Totally fine, but an infant? It is dreadful and Smarty insisted that this was her name, followed by real tears streaming down his face, if we tried to tell him it was something else, for weeks. He wouldn’t even concede that he could call her Carol while we called her something else. Oh no. “Carol is her real name, mommy [sniff, sniff].”
Movin’ on. First name Waffle, middle name Recipe. Sometimes he would change it up, musing that Recipe Waffle was an equally fantastic name.
Da-dé. Pronounced Dah-DAY. I have nothing to say about this awful sounding made up crap.
Cl.ementine. Pronounced “ClemenTIME”. Fucking adorable. We actually considered this. We still are. Cute stuff.
Smarty. What does it mean that he is now insisting we name the baby his own name. He even said that we should have a 3rd baby and also name that his same name. There is no reasoning with him. He doesn’t care that no one would know who was being called or talked to. He just smiles and insists that her name will be Smarty.