Naming Kids Is Not A Fairy Tale

, , , , | Working | April 28, 2018

(When my mom was pregnant with me, she kept going back and forth on names. I share my last name with a fairy tale character. I’ve changed the names for privacy, but pretend my last name is White so that the joke translates.)

Mom: “I’ve been going back and forth between Christina and Meredith.”

Coworker: “I think you should name her Snow!”

Mom: “Erm… That’s a nice name, but—”

Coworker: “It’s a wonderful name! Snow is such a pretty and light name! How could you reject a name like Snow? You know, my [relative] had the name Snow.” *keeps rambling*

Mom: “[Coworker]!”

Coworker: “Huh?”

Mom: “Please tell me. What is my last name?”

Coworker: “Huh? It’s… OH, MY GOD. Do not name her Snow! Snow is a terrible name! Never name her that!”

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