When we started thinking about having kids Staci and I had all the discussions about names.
I was thinking that if we have a boy we'd name it after one of the greatest actors of our time, French Stewart. The reason I like French as a first name is that telemarketers and the like mispronounce Friedman and say it like it's spelled Fried-man instead of the real pronunciation Freed-man. Crazy Hungarians are to blame for the odd spelling but I think it's common knowledge that that's how you pronounce it. So the kid would be called French Fried-man...but some folks thought that would be cruel...and Monkey was rejected as a girls name.
But Staci had the idea to use her grandmother (Minnie) and great aunt's (Hilda...although she went by Auntie...pictured above) initials as the first and last letter in a name. That's because whether it was to slip some cash in each pocket or to give her a little tap when she was saying things she shouldn't they were always at her side.
So we got M as the first letter and H as the last. I suggested going old school with a nod to the Muppets in naming the kid Menomenah. That, like my other suggestions, was rejected.
We nailed some names down for a boy or girl...I'm just not sure if Staci's cool with me divulging it yet. So...more to come.