Sunday, December 11, 2011
So a buddy is having his first child soon...
Of course he and his wife are having trouble, or at least taking their time picking out a name.
They don't know the baby's gender...
And it turns out the dad's gender is looking questionable too!
He said one of the complicating issues is that they aren't sure about the child's last name. So picking a first name....
WAIT A MINUTE. WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU AREN'T SURE ABOUT THE LAST NAME?
His wife didn't take his last name when they got married which is of course a manliness demerit (or ten) in and of itself.
But he has it in his head that when a wife doesn't take her husband's surname that it's logical/acceptable or whatever for the kid to bear Mom's last name!
I've never come across such a situation in my life. And even if I had, it certainly wouldn't alter my staunch belief that giving a child Mom's last name constitutes THE PINNACLE of emasculation.
I told him, right away, that he was going on the blog for this. How could I possibly keep him off?
Yes indeed, this was the same Ivy-League educated guy who had no idea how to poop.