More ta da

This is Christopher, I'd like to add something to Kathy's last post.

The night we found out, Kathy came out of the bathroom and said "I know why I've been acting crazy."

We laughed and celebrated and looked up names in the Oxford English Dictionary, which shows what kind of nerds we are. We've had over a year to think of names, because we've been trying for a while. If we have a girl, we'll name her Ermenie, and if a boy, Truman.

Ermenie is my grandmother's name and etymologically related (in my mind, at least) to Hermes, the god of writing. We'd call her Emmie.

The Greek Hermes is the Egyptian Thoth

Truman was a U.S. president, but we won't name our baby after him because he was a war criminal. Truman has the simple meaning of "true man" but is also next to "trumeau" in the dictionary. Trumeau is "a pillar supporting the middle of the tympanum of a church doorway." This brings to mind the pillars Boaz and Jachin that adorned Solomon's temple.
So it's like naming your kid "The Rock" in nerd-tongue.
If you steal our names, I'll curse you (with cuss words, not voodoo).

I still can't believe it's true, but Kathy throws up a lot to prove it to me.


kathy w. said...

"I know why I've been acting crazy."? I did not say "crazy." I said, "I know why I've been so emotional lately."

I haven't gone crazy just yet. I hear that happens after the baby shows up.

annie (the annilygreen one) said...

i will now have to get pregnant several months ago and steal the name's awesome! ermenie is perfect too.

Unknown said...

I think Boaz is a better name for a guy. Yep. The rock got it right in naming his guns that. Very Macho.

janel said...

I am so happy for you, and so pleased that I had my first positive pregnancy test in that same apartment! If the truth be known, when we lived there one night Mark asked me why I had been acting different and I snapped at him, "You're the one acting different..." and then I thought about what I had just said, and we headed to the store to buy a test that night. Congrats!

Emily said...

I'm sooooooooo happy for you guys!! I can't wait to meet your little one.

Are you guys planning on "finding out." You know....the gender???

Clayton Jensen said...

Congrats!! I'm very happy for you. I love when people are original with names.

Danielle said...

My first pregnancy test was in that house too! Those are great names, not too weird but not too common.

Miss Ashley said...

Kathy I am SO excited for you!

Papa Pete said...


Erminie is the way grandma spells her name.

Yo' Dad.

Raylyn said...

Yeah for you guys! How are you Chris?

Mr. Christopher said...

Hey RayRay. I'm glad you found my blog. Now I have yours too.