"What about Tenley?"
It's the AU-Tenleytown stop.
"For a boy or a girl?" I said, taking him seriously for the first time in 100 miles.
"A girl," he said, surprising himself, I think.
And it was decided.
Both The Boy and The Lad would have been named Tenley if they had been a girl -- Tenley Jane for the The Boy, Tenley Caroline for The Lad. The one little twinge of longing I felt after finding out The Lad was a boy was for a dark-haired girl named Tenley.
Thank goodness she never arrived.
The husband and I watch very little TV and almost no reality shows. So it wasn't until weeks after The Lad was born that I heard one of the women on The Bachelor was named Tenley. I read earlier this week that TV names, including Tenley and Sookie, are the names rising fastest in popularity.
People would have thought I named my child for a reality show contestant.