No, I’m not pregnant.
Last night as I was trying to fall asleep and my thoughts were wandering I started thinking about a friend I had in Jr. High. She was named after her mother.
Now, I have absolutely no problem with a woman naming her daughter after herself. It isn’t a traditionally accepted thing to do in our culture, but I don’t see it as different from a man naming his son “Carl Jr.” (I just realized that Carl. Jr. is food if you live out west. I must be hungry) or “George III* or whatever. I guess you just don’t hear the daughters being named after their mothers as much unless they are royalty. I think I know why.
What woman in her right mind would set herself up to be referred to as “Big Vivian”?
* I knew this couple when I was younger and the boyfriend was named (and this is not his real name) Steven York Smith III. The girlfriend would get mad at him and say “Shut up York! You third.” That has cracked me up for years.