We finally got her surname correct on that pesky birth certificate.
See, at the hospital they only permitted the mother’s name, the father’s name, or a hyphenation of the two. Dangerblond told me of that’s the law. So we knew we’d have to go through a legal procedure. It sure has taken a while to get to this point, but she’s got her whole life ahead of her, so it’s worth it.
People either love this name immediately, or they don’t quite get it and look at us like we’re crazy. Which we may well be.
Of course, there will probably be some future hassles down the road since all three of us have different last names. I’ve actually contemplated changing my last name to match hers, but Xy won’t hear of it. Plus, it’s kind of expensive with the lawyers and all.
We hope to have a naming ceremony soon. Nothing fancy, just a few words and a toast. I’ll record it so our distant family can enjoy it too. Does anyone have a bell we could use?
I’d been thinking it would have been nice to celebrate on the autumnal equinox, but I was waiting for that certificate, and it just didn’t arrive in time. Then I thought we could do it this weekend, but I notice the grass is kind of long down on the bayou, which is where we want to have it. I think the city will probably cut the grass soon. We’ve waited this long, what’s a little while longer?
Plus, the pomegranate harvest should be coming in soon.