If Otis had been a girl…

Oh, the drama of Otis’ name continues to unfold. I’m pretty impressed with how our little Marshmallow continues to accumulate evidence in support of such a quirky name.

However, I’m going to hold on just a bit on telling you more about my Otis correspondence (yes! Big Otis WROTE BACK. He’s great). And share a different stage of the name game…

Before we knew Marshmallow was a boy.

Mark: What do you think about the name Paige if we have a girl?

Me: Oh, I like that. Definite contender. I’m curious, what makes you like it?

Mark: When I was younger I knew a girl named Paige. She was really cute.

Me: You want to name our baby after a girl you had a crush on?

Words that weren’t necessary to actually speak out loud because my face was saying it loud and clear: Hellz noez.

Mark:  Umm…

Me: We are not naming our baby, the one we had SEX to conceive, after a “girl you thought was cute”. Are you out of your mind? Have you even met me? What part of my crazy hormones and irrational jealousy made you think that might be a good idea?

Mark: Got it. Paige is off the table. Please put the knife down.

So I’m curious, did anyone even think about naming their baby after a former crush/flame?  And what I am really asking is, am I the crazy one for getting jealous (probably) or is Mark insane for not just lying to me (definitely)?

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7 thoughts on “If Otis had been a girl…

  1. KP says:

    I actually started laughing out loud at this. That’s hilarious… I even teared up a little. ahhhh men. They are so smart sometimes.

  2. Liza says:

    Well, how old was Mark when he thought this girl was cute?

    I’ve always liked the name Michael but couldn’t bring myself to suggest it cause the only guy I ever REALLY dated other than Johnny was named Michael. I was not gonna go there. :-/

  3. Secret Agent "CT" says:

    Mark’s crazy for not lying about that. Paige is a cute name though.

    I would’ve been livid if Thomas had done the same thing. If it makes you feel any better, I’d been mad too.

    Can’t wait to hear what Big Otis said!!

  4. Michelle says:

    Oh, Mark. That boy really can’t lie, can he?

  5. Melissa @ HerGreenLife says:

    I used to like the name Dillon/Dylan for a boy, based on some random guy who I don’t know if I never even met, some acquaintance of an acquaintance — I think I saw his picture in high school and thought he was cute and sounded like a nice guy. Anyway, I think I’m over that name now, and since this guy is just barely even a real person, it would not be worth my husband getting jealous, even though I might be a bit if the situation were reversed 😉

    On a slightly different note, my top contender for a girl name (we’re not going to find out the sex ahead of time) is someone who could be referred to as a “girl crush,” just an acquaintance from awhile back whom I admired for various reasons. My question is, I really don’t think this woman would find out, as I don’t know her particularly well, but what if some of my friends who also knew her realize where I got the name? Would that be weird? Or am I being ridiculous? I guess people have to get inspiration for names somewhere . . . .

  6. Sam Davidson says:

    If the only reason he likes the name is because of said girl’s cuteness, it needs to be off the table. If it’s just a coincidence, it’s still in play.

    I never knew a Lindley, so I was safe either way.

    • Secret Agent "CT" says:

      I like the name Lindley. I also love the name Lindsley. My husband vetoed both when we were picking names.

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