Naming Babies Isn’t Always Easy


My stepdaughter is pregnant
Thinking up names and making plans.

Her mother was talking to our animals
–Four cats, two dogs—
And called one of them
the name of each one of them.

I told the new Grandma that she needed
To tell her daughter she was only allowed
To have one child.

Then I decided they could have two—
Thing One and Thing Two.
No more.

Have mercy on aging grandmas!





About lana1967

I'm a Southern girl at heart who wants to build a community of people who believe they can change the world with words like "love" and "freedom" when they become more than words, but actions in our work and our daily lives.
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One Response to Naming Babies Isn’t Always Easy

  1. Took me weeks to name my babies after they were born, hardest job I ever had, drove my brother mad. Still not happy with my choices. They are now 20 and 15, is it too late to change my mind 🙂 S


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