I come before you today to announce the news that I will be an aunt again.
My brother and his girlfriend are expecting another baby, with the verification coming from a doctor about a week ago. It's way too early to tell if it will be a boy or girl yet, obviously, so don't ask.
This will be my fourth uh...whatever that term is for aunt->person relationship. Since I don't know the term, I'm coining a new one. Niecephew. Challenge my logic, and be felled by my Twisted And Stretched Connections Attack!
I'm only 25, and already I feel like an old maid. Actually, in the medieval world, I would be. If I weren't married by the time I turned 17, I'd be an old maid! Isn't history fun? (of course, now they call that pedophilia, and is illegal in most developed countries. Except Sweden.)
Now this would be awesome news if my brother and his girlfriend could agree on a name. He's German lineage. She's Irish. which is fine. She, however, seems to have it in her mind that she has exclusive naming rights. (one of the reasons they're fighting right now). She wants to stick with an Irish theme, which wouldn't be too bad. My niece is named Murphy Kennedy ******** (last name withheld). She wants to name this one (if it's a girl) Agnes. Just because she likes "Aggie" as a nickname. (yes, i know. "it's not about the parent". Tell her, not me!)
If it's a boy, she wants to name him Seamus Poderick *******. Don't look at me like that, I'm not making this shit up. And no, I did not typo up there. Poderick. it's bad enough he'll be called "Semen" by bullies, he'll be called "Pod Racer Loser" by the nerds! It's a double whammy! Worse when it's the NERDS talking smack. (I was a nerd, and I was badass. I was also about 110 in high school. ....I'm 5'9", stop giving me weird looks).
So, talks are being had by my brother and his girlfriend over names, but being that she's bullheaded, she probably won't back off this very easy. She's older than I am, shouldn't she, you know, have learned the art of zen by now? What am I saying, she takes the feminist dial and cranks it to 11 some days. I'm all for feminine equality, but even I will concede certain things if it's too stupid to argue over.
...Not that I'm calling a baby and its name a stupid topic, I'm just saying she needs to take a step back and think this through just a bit more... Of course her being Catholic helped this situation along, in that she's against condoms. I think. Isn't that how catholics are? So, instead of putting a sock on it, I'm now going to be an aunt again. Not to say my brother is totally blameless, but she certainly isn't either.
Anyway, I have some Twizzlers and a Mountain Dew to combine in awesome ways, so let's have a discussion. Thoughts about the whole thing. Am I being too naive about something? Am I not being bitchy and hurtful enough? Any thoughts on names I could pass along? Maybe you could all pray to the gods and hope *snicker* she wises up... XD BWAAAAAHAHAHA~! sorry. sorry. haha, I almost made it.
Okay in all seriousness, thoughts?
Listening to: Darkness
Reading: my old friend
Watching: I talk to you again
Playing: of visions
Eating: softly creeping
Drinking: while I was sleeping