Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Grigg

I remember the day I put Seth's phone number into my cell phone. I'd known him for several months, but it suddenly struck me that I didn't know if his last name was Grigg or Griggs. So I casually said, "Hey, how do you spell your last name?" He said, "It's G-r-i-g-g. No 's.'"

He didn't act annoyed or anything, but I kicked myself anyway. I've always regretted letting the possibility enter my mind that his last name was Griggs. At that moment, I was just one of the many making the same mistake. Not who you want to be when you have a little crush on someone.

Soon thereafter I decided that since his last name was Grigg, he'd definitely have to name a kid Greg. Greg Grigg. It's magical. Why would anyone not choose that name? I suggested that to him, and he said no. Then a little later, I suggested it again, and he said no again. Then I decided I'd have to marry him so I could force that one down his throat.

Well, now we're having a little boy (which I haven't mentioned here before, so if it's news to you, ta-dah!), and guess what I'm not going to name him: Greg. Not a chance. Greg Grigg is a stupid name. But maybe Schmeg.

11 comments:

Jennifer Ricks said...

YAY! We love little boys! :)

Kristina P. said...

Dani, that is awesome! Congrats!

Kristin said...

Schmigg would be the best option, I think.

Also, agh!! So many congratulations to you, pregnant friend! So, so exciting. Hooray x 10.

Paige said...

Dani, you are hilarious!

Chrissie said...

You should go all hippy-ish and name him Fig. Or mathy and name him Trig (as in trigonometry). Anyway, congrats!!!!!!!!

Becky said...

How about "Big"?

Colette said...

Gregor is a weird name.

Blair said...

I'm with Colette on this one. But I also agree with Kristin, actually. You should go the Dr. Suess route and name him Schmigg Grigg. Maybe with a middle name fig.

Megkran said...

Hurray hurray for baby boy! I'm so excited for you. When are you due? Maybe you put that in the post, but I have a bad memory. Did you not have to name your first baby Otter, as I did? Poor Otter Steven Stoddard.

Shelton and Bethany said...

Pawis. That is the word verification that I have to enter to post this message, so I nominate it as your firstborn son's name. Pawis. Has a nice ring to it.

Anyway, I'm thrilled for you. Congrats!

taratuulikki said...

BUT I LIKE GREG GRIGGS!!!!!

Hey, Ryan and I are gonna be in Boise for Christmas so I hope your baby boy is born on December 25th, cuz then I can be there at the hospital, playing my drum for him.