that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet?
Apparently, my name is my downfall. While working on a bunch of data entry for my Dr's office, I saw my own first name come up more times than I can even remember. These patients were all suffering from IF or recurrent m/c. I do understand that my name was a popular one in my generation (the generation that is now TTC), BUT, there were many MORE popular names than mine in my classes in HS and college, like Sarah, Megan (and all it's different spellings), Allison, Emily, etc. I actually never had another girl with my name in any of my classes. Ever! My point is not that my name is unique, it certainly isn't. BUT, why are the majority of my Dr's IF patients named this name??? Doesn't anyone else find that a bit odd?
I shared this with my Dr as I was doing the data entry, and she thought it was somewhat coincidental... until we just added the most recent 2 participants in the research study for IF that she is conducting... and guess what? They BOTH have my name! When she saw that, she started laughing and said, "I guess you're right!"
So. Thanks a lot, Mom. My Dad wanted Erica. I don't particularly like Erica, but I haven't entered data for any Ericas with IF or m/c.
On a secondary note, DH and I decorated the tree last night. After Christmas last year, my sister gave us a bunch of her Christmas ornaments, all shiny blue balls, that she no longer uses. (One year she did a theme of just blue and silver decorations.) So we decided to hang just the blue shiny balls this year, along with the other ornaments. And as we worked, with Christmas carols in the background, DH non-chalantly said,
"I guess this is appropriate."
"What?" I asked.
"Well, we're hanging just the blue balls. And it's going to be a blue ball Christmas."
And that's my husband.