When I was pregnant with my first child, my husband and I tortured ourselves with picking a name. It’s no small decision really. This is the way everyone will know this little baby for the rest of time. So, while Candy is an adorable name for an apple cheeked two-year-old. It’s not ideal for the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. We didn’t want to be pushy parents with overly lofty aspirations for our child’s career, but we did want to make sure she had every option open to her.
In the end we chose a nice, classic name. Something in fact so classic that most people we met said “Oh! So nice! That’s my grandmother’s name!”
It didn’t matter to us. At the very least, we figured, she wouldn’t be one of many with the same name in her class, and, more importantly, no one could accuse us of choosing a name from the pop culture files. Amazingly it remained that way for the last five years.
Last night, with comical horror painted on our faces, my husband and I watched as two characters from a popular TV show decided to give our daughter’s nice, traditional, original name to their unborn child. And just like that her name moved from the classic file to the pop culture file.
Did you or a friend of yours ever pick the perfect name for a child only to have it “stolen” by pop culture?