ON THE COUCH
that seem either ridiculous or just not right to you today, too.
I wouldn’t have chosen any of the names of my grandchildren for my own kids. But it’s impossible now to imagine them being called anything else – and I love them very much, names and all.
Names are enormously powerful and it’s not surprising you reacted instantly to your daughter’s choice. As a parent, it’s pretty much the last time you’ll be entirely in charge of anything to do with your children – there will be advice and information galore about everything else.
While you might struggle to think of a Pixie-Rose with a doctorate in maths, someone else might recoil about your choice of name for your daughter.
The truth is, we are all much more than our names, and increasingly people are so creative about their choices that no one (certainly not an employer) should make snap judgments based on name alone.
Don’t worry about how they’ll be treated by playmates and school friends – I’m sure you remember only too well that children will