Sunday, June 12, 2011

Call me old fashioned...

Scene: Check out at Walmart

Young Fort Dodge Checker: "What a cute baby. What's his name?"

Me: "Thank you. His name is Philip."

Checker: "Wow, really? Why did you pick such an old-fashioned name?"

Hmmm. I didn't think that Philip was old-fashioned, seeing how Brian has an Uncle Phillip and my father and grandfather's middle names are also Philip. This speaks volumes about Fort Dodge where many of the boy babies have names like Skyler, Destiny, or Angel

Just so you all know, apparently Brian and I aren't on the cutting edge of trendy baby names.


Melissa Osai said...

You have to remember you were at Walmart. Some of those people alone are questionable!!

laura said...

if you ask me, that was pretty rude!

jenrust said...

Ha! What was the checker's name?

Destiny Bickmeier just doesn't have the same ring to it. I am glad Ft. Dodge culture didn't influance your name choice. :)

Ebie said...

My mom gets compliments all the time on how easy to pronounce her grandchildren's names are - I guess we are also old-fashioned.