About 6 months ago I was sitting in an OBGYN's lobby, waiting on my postpartum checkup. I'd been waiting for what seemed like forever when a girl, obviously in her last trimester, sat down across from me. Being the friendly person that I am, I struck up a conversation with her (and besides, let's face it, pregnant women love to talk about their pregnancies).
"How far along are you?"
"Ahh, not long now! Do you know what you're having?"
"Oh, girls are so much fun. Do you have a name picked out?"
She hesitated. And then said,
"Yes, we do. It's 'Rivka Bithia'."
Cue awkward silence. I mean, what am I supposed to say?
RIVKA BITHIA. Are those even names? I'm sorry, but who does that to their child? Shannon and I fall along the lines of liking names that are unique but not too weird. He liked Benia for a boy. I vetoed it. I liked Hadassah for a girl. He vetoed it. And so on, until we settled on Hannah (Lane we had picked out before we were even pregnant).
I'm sorry but both Rivka and Bithia are both unique and weird. Rivka? Bithia? Together? That poor girl doesn't even get a normal middle name!
That poor child.
Someone please back me up here.