Bad news for people like me, and good news for the Dicks and Janes of the world: When your name is hard to pronounce, you lose a little bit of credibility.
At this point in my life, I think the sentence I hear most is "I have a 9-month-old named Sophia."
During my pregnancy I was aware that my mother and her contemporaries were colluding over what they wanted my baby to call her. Apparently, it's a thing now for grandparents to choose their own names that set them apart from the typical and totally normal "Grandma" and "Grandpa," treating the act as though it were a…
Are you planning on giving birth, adopting, or flat out stealing a baby in 2012? If so, you should probably start worrying about whether the wee one's name will be as weird as the names that all the other parents are giving their kids.