I confess that I click over to Trish's place all the time, just so I can look at the baby ticker. Tomorrow, it tells me, we'll be at 21 weeks, which seems absolutely unbelievable. I'm feeling ridiculously optimistic and we're even starting to talk about possible names.
Since you all had such great ideas for a blog pseudonym, I'm thinking that I'd throw the question of a real name out there as well.
The kind of names that I like? Well, as someone recently pointed out, I tend to crush on names that are cool in a horn-rimmed glasses kind of way. My grandmother's sisters were Beatrice, Agnes and Helen, all of which have the kind of jolie-laide vibe I'm looking for -- not cute or conventionally pretty, but more the kind of girl who reads the dictionary for fun. I mean, if the name Hortense weren't off limits for reasons far too obvious to mention, I'd snap it up in a minute.
Any suggestions? Or, to put it another way, what were the names of your grandmother/great-grandmother and her sisters?
eta* ::squealing:: Omigosh -- Eunice, Melva, Vera, Wilhelmine, Thisbe, Lorna, Ida -- check out the comments for the awesomest names ever!
*By which I mean "edited to add," though, now that I think about it, Et(t)a would fit in perfectly.