My sister-in-law, Stacie is due in August. This will be the second child for her and my husband's brother, Ben. They have a daughter, Kaylin, who will be three this September. Kaylin seems to be excited about the upcoming arrival of her new sibling....we'll see how long that lasts once there is a bit of an attention shift after the baby arrives.
Before Stacie and Ben knew the gender of the baby, they were discussing possible names and asked Kaylin what she thought good names would be for a girl or boy. She chose the names "Pink" (for a girl) and "Purple" (for a boy.)
They now know the baby will be a boy, and we are all anxiously awaiting the arrival of little Purple. If you ask Kaylin what the baby's name is, she very nonchalantly answers, "Purple." Actually, if Ben has his way, the baby will be named "Emmitt." No word on a middle name yet, but our family has already dubbed this child "Emmitt Purple" - - that is how we always refer to him when we talk about the new baby. We say it often enough around Kaylin that I think she is probably convinced that is the baby's actual name. Who says that celebrities have the market cornered on far-out baby names?