The Name Game

As I mentioned last week,  we won't be finding out the sex of Baby FPK.  Now before you all start congratulating me on what a great decision I am making, there is probably something you should know.  If it were up to me, I'd find out.

Some may ask why I'm giving in so easily, and the thing is, I'm not.  I'm just picking my battles.

Before I start my story, and you all decide to give your undying support to my husband (much like the large Christmas tree debacle), just keep in mind that I am a sensitive woman...and a pregnant one at that!

Ever since we first got married I have known that Joe would like to name his first son Giuseppe.  Every since we first got married, Joe knew that I did not want a child named Giuseppe.  Giuseppe was Joe's grandfather's name and is the Italian form of Joseph.  Joseph has become sort of a family name in his family, so in Joe's mind, Giuseppe is the name in its purest form.  We do have to keep in mind that when Joe's grandfather moved to the US from Switzerland, he changed his name to Joseph!  

I guess one of my biggest issues is that the name is hard to say, spell, and people don't really know how to pronounce it.  When we tell others that its the Italian form of Joseph, their reply is usually, "Oh- Joeseppe!"  Nope!

A couple years ago I came up with a plan, a little deal, if you will.  Joe and I also hold differing opinions on finding out the gender of our baby.  I always knew that he did not want to know, but being the planner I am, it seemed like a necessity.  Because I feared losing both the gender and name battle, I proposed the deal- if I don't find out the sex of our children, I don't have to have a son named Giuseppe. 

And there you have it- the reason I will not find out the gender of my child.

 Some things to keep in mind before leaving your opinion:
1.  I am a sensitive pregnant woman with crazy emotions
2.We live in a small town in Michigan, we can't get away with names as crazy as celebrity children
3. I am a sensitive pregnant woman with crazy emotions

Ok- say what you want :)