So a reader who wishes to remain anonymous writes in:
OK, I keed with the last one, and I also changed her examples so as not to bust her with her playgroupies.
since i've started the playgroup circuit, i've noticed that many moms have named their kids similarly. it's almost like, "this is the name i
wish i had so i gave it to the kid." the result is usually a rhymey, sing-songy introduction...
Hi, I'm Sarah, this is Sophia.
I'm Emily, this is Emma.
I'm Anne, this is Annabelle.
I'm Henry, this is Henrietta. [??]
This isn't quite mini-me (John Jr.) but better-me. But wouldn't a dad named Myron [Chill, Myrons, just an example] be equally likely to wish he was named Todd, not just Mike or Miles, and name his kid accordingly?
The emailer doesn't mention any boys, though, or dads, so maybe it's just a mom thing, like how Jon Benet and Paris were meant to be their moms, v2.0. Or maybe raising her kid on Paradise Island is skewing her data.