People keep asking us if we have a baby name. And we sort of do. We have four. So maybe we will just string them all together and make one super power baby name.
Speaking of names, do you know that there are 12 countries that regulate what you can name your child? In New Zealand, the government rejected requests for baby names like “Lucifer,” “Messiah” and “Christ.”
“Mafia No Fear” and “4Real” also didn’t make the cut which is a shame because 4Real is obviously adorable.
But strangely, New Zealand gave the thumbs up to “Number 16 Bus Shelter.” I wonder what the nickname for that is. Bus? Shelty? Your Name Sucks? One of those probably.
The Dominican Republic considered banning unusual names after some parents began naming their children after cars or fruit.
Why are people so down on naming your kid Toyota Highlander anyway?!
Sweden banned “Superman,” “Metallica,” “Ikea” and the super catchy “Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116.”
For the most part, you can name your kid whatever you want in the U.S. so it’s nice to know that “Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116” is still available.
Meanwhile, I keep catching my reflection these days at 37 1/2 weeks and my reaction is mostly, OMG – is my belly really that big?!
Yes, apparently it is.
mama bird notes:
Where else can you find me? On Alpha Mom, I wrote about what to do when your child wants something that is not in the family budget… like Uggs.
On Lifetime Moms, I talk about why Gwyneth Paltrow might not be my pick for the most beautiful woman in the world.
And I’m also giving advice on what to buy when you’re expecting twins for Cool Mom Picks. And no, I’m not expecting twins. Wouldn’t that be hilarious? Okay, not really.