Up this week in Mama Kat’s vlogging workshop is “How did you parents choose your name? What does it mean?” Well it means white, fair, smooth, but that isn’t why they picked it. Here’s the story:
My original idea for this video was to interview my mom. I had planned to take my iPad on a short trip we were taking to do some shopping and video her on the way. Unfortunately, I forgot the iPad at home. Too bad because it would have been vlogging gold.
“Crap! I forgot my iPad at home. I was going to do a video interview with you for my blog.”
“You can’t video me. I forgot my lipstick at home.” (She was being totally serious.)
“Well that would have been tragic.” (Sarcasm is a virtue.)
“Exactly.” (Again, totally serious.)
“Anyway… I was going to interview you about why you named me Jennifer. Why did you pick that name?”
“I didn’t. Your dad did.”
“Really? I didn’t know that. Do you know why?”
“No. Just that he liked it. I wanted to name you Natalie. But I liked Jennifer too.”
“Did you know it was so common?”
“Not at the time. That was pretty frustrating. And then we had a Jason too. But I didn’t name him either. You did. We were going to name him Jonathan.” (See what I saved you from baby brother.)
“That’s true. So you didn’t name either one of your kids? That doesn’t seem fair.”
“It wasn’t. But you know what was even more unfair? Neither one of you looked like me either.”
“That’s true. That pretty much sucks.”
This was way funnier in person. Plus? You would have gotten to hear how we sound exactly the same. I may not look like her, but I definitely got her voice. Her speaking voice anyway. She’s a beautiful singer and I can’t carry a tune in a bucket. Somehow that doesn’t seem fair either.
How did you get your name?