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And no, our baby name wasn’t Spot or Rover or something canine-like February 4, 2010

Posted by Erin F. Wasinger in Kind of unreasonable.

We were test-driving a name on this poor baby a couple weeks ago, and even though Dave’s tepid response to it didn’t scream “I HATE IT,” it wasn’t exactly the fireworks display I was going for.

Still. It stuck for something like three weeks, which led me to believe we could quite possibly have a NAME. Whew — scratch that off the list. Next up, eliminating the waddle from my gait.

BUT. (Here’s where the joyous music stops. Insert the needle being ripped across and off the record here.)

But then today, we get a postcard in the mail from Mr. Big’s vet. The reminder cards are cute little snapshots of the dog on one side, with the list of treatments or shots it needs on the other, signed “We can’t wait to see Mr. Big!”

We mysteriously got two postcards today, however.

“Hey … This isn’t our dog,” I said, holding up the postcard, which was stuck to our dog’s card, of some stranger’s Dalmatian-like canine. I flipped it over to check the address; it wasn’t even close to our street. Peculiar … “We can’t wait to see (OUR BABY NAME)!”

“What the (expletive deleted),” I said, throwing it back at Dave.

“What? Oh … OH,” he said, laughing. Laughing. NOT HELPING.

So, what the hell am I supposed to do with that, Fate? Huh? HUH?



1. Nicole - February 5, 2010

Duuuuude! Don’t worry about it!! I don’t think that random dog with Starianna for a name is the first or last dog to have the baby name you picked out. You could look at the post card in a more glass half-full light and see it as a sign that you SHOULD name your baby Starianna. 🙂 I would go with that, as in the universe is sending you messages to name your baby Starianna.

2. Lori - February 5, 2010

That’s not funny! I hope it wasn’t the one we talked about a couple weeks ago!

3. klhp - February 5, 2010

I think getting postcard welcoming Helga back to the vet is definitely a sign. Don’t name #2 Helga. 🙂

Hope you’re feeling ok and strut-waddling your way into the third trimester! 🙂

4. mymomgenes - February 5, 2010

You didn’t really want to name her Rover anyway. You’ll be happy you didn’t.

5. Cheri - February 8, 2010

Oh come on, then you can’t have this awkward exchange at the dog park, like we did:

Stranger: Riley, no! (As dog approaches me and my baby, Riley)
Me: Uh…is your dog named Riley? (Really hopes so, meaning that a stranger isn’t yelling at my baby)
Stranger: Yeah
Me: Um…so is his!

Awk. Ward.

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