Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Totally Off-Topic Rant

It's my blog, so I can say what I want. Before I go nuts, however, just a quick status report on the no sugar thing. It's going pretty much okay so far. I totally broke it in order to have fruity drinks with the girls on Saturday, but now I'm convinced that I can make a better cocktail using straight-up mango juice and alcohol of choice, rather than anything involving syrups. I don't mind my cocktails a bit fruit-sweet, but I can't stand them totally syrupy-sweet. Yesterday was a very fruity day: raisins and dates in my breakfast, an apple at lunch, dried cherries for a snack, and applesauce after dinner.

Now for the rant. According to FB, my cousin's wife gave birth to a baby girl and they named her Logan. Logan is a boy's name. In fact, my own brother is named Logan. How can our mutual cousin give his daughter the same name as my burly, hairy, manly brother? Would they name their son Melissa?

I am prejudiced against strange masculine names for girls. Names like Sydney, Mackenzie, Schuyler, Taylor, and now Logan. I actually have less of a problem with anachronistic names (not surprising, given my predilection for historical pursuits) than crazy names. And the Mormons are well known for crazy names. Just look it up on Google.


  1. Yeah, it's a new trend to name girls with boys names. I think it's kinda dumb. I don't think I could call a little girl James any more than I could call a little boy Shirley.

    Maybe I'm just being sexist? Dunno. But I find it weird.

  2. Yep. Weird. Especially weird to have a boy and a girl in the same extended family with the same name. I mean, I wish them all the best, but I wonder what it's going to be like for sweet little Logan when she meets big Uncle Logan.