What would your parents have named you if you were the opposite gender?
I've been thinking a lot about this because the name I was to have if I had been a boy was Grayson, which has skyrocketed in the last 20 years. The story goes that my eldest sister had a Cabbage Patch Kid (this was in '85) with this name and suggested it to my parents who subsequently fell in love with it. It also didn't help that I was very misleading in ultrasounds and everyone was in for a big surprise when I was born. My sister was quoted as saying that she already had a sister and that they needed to take me back and trade me for the brother she was promised. She was 3 1/2, and never did get that brother.
Meanwhile, her name would've been Nathaniel and my other sister would have been Jarrod.
Any other stories about what you would been named?
Tue, 06/12/2012 - 2:58pm