The supermarket test

Discussing baby names earlier Himself says, “I dunno, I’ll have to give it the supermarket test.” Me “??!” Himself, “See if I feel like a twat shouting it in the supermarket.”

While on holidays in île d’Oleron last year we overheard a mother calling her (I’m pretty sure step) kids (so not entirely her fault) “Balthazar! Melchior! Julian!” and when discussing names one or other of us might say, “I dunno it’s a bit balthazarmelchior, isn’t it?”

Anyone who knows our family knows that with our pedestrian surname we don’t shy from the more unusual names. However my brothers are not dealing with my childrens’ unusual surname, even he whose daughters have their mother’s name so we have to be far more careful of the Balthazarmelchior syndrome.

One Reply to “The supermarket test”

  1. Are you sure it wasn’t Balthasar, Melchior and Caspar?
    I thought they were the 3 wise kings? I should look it up but I’m too lazy!

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