Saturday, April 26, 2008

How Lil' General got his real name

I don't quite remember the history of how I started referring to my foetus as Lil' General. Those were the days when The Seniol and I wound up watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S on TV from 7:00 p.m. on Star World after returning from work. I believe I must have have been around Week 25 when I first started feeling the kicks prominently and some mild movement. The funny agitation inside felt as if the little baby had more control over my body kicking around - there was something bossy about that whole thing briefly. Those of you who are fans of the F.R.I.E.N.D.S sitcom know what the term actually means..alright now don't shudder at the thought. Anyways, that's how it all started I guess when I had to give the unborn-then-baby a name while referring to what he/she was up to in my conversations with The Seniol and that's how we jointly came up with the term Lil' General that slowly became LG here.

As far as the real name goes, we hadn't settled on a name even 10 days after he was born : even on the day of his punyajananam. None of the names I picked anybody really liked. What my in-laws liked, my parents didn't and what my parents did they didn't/ But no one really objected to anything and they left it to me in the end to pick whatever I liked. It was to be MY decision. Which made it even worse for I'm REALLY BAD at making a decision. I dilly dallied for days and then randomly settled on one when the nurse came by one evening to fill in the birth certificate. I was more than positive that it was going to be a boy even before the birth of LG so hadn't given much thought to girl names. Though over the years, I had taken a liking to the following names for boys and girls:

Boys: Anubhav
Girls: Sakshi, Tasha, Tamanna, Mia

And here I read about how consultants are hired even for naming one's own baby. Is it too much for the parents to even name their own baby? Now that's what I call creating employment.


Vivek Nath said...

He he he Don't you think the boy has in fact become a true LG now.... I mean he bosses us all day including making those threatening sounds :))