Baby and brand
Yesterday I told my midwife our favoured name, and she immediately said, "Oh, she'll be famous, that's a brand of birth control pills!"
Now, her actual registered name will be a little different (the English version of the one the I told my midwife) but does this strike people as a problem? I tend to vastly undestimate pop culture connections because I don't have a TV and live in a bit of a bubble. I've also never been on the pill as I had a reaction to similar hormones one time, so this is the kind of thing that would NEVER have crossed my normal sphere of reference (or my partner's, obviously, as a man). I also wonder if being a midwife gives you more than usual levels of familiarity with these kinds of things.
My partner is not bothered about this...I think it's probably not a deal-breaker, but thought I'd check with people. Would you be familiar with most contraceptive brands, even one you don't use? Is a dominant brand reference enough to subvert a name with millennia of history. We're definitely not in Isis territory here, but it's not an ideal association.
Tue, 02/13/2018 - 6:10am