Monday, January 7, 2013

norman and's hard to say.

hi, i'm {insert name} and this is my wife, {insert common name that goes well with first name mentioned}.
hello, i'm norman and this is my wife, morgan.
are you serious? morgan and norman?
that is often the reply norman and i get when we tell them our names. because yes, they kind of rhyme in a slantish way. and yes, they are really hard to say and it feels like there is a lot going on in your mouth. it's not any means.
in fact when my niece, london, was small she used to call us the same thing. we were both called "meh-yeh".
she thought we had the same name. it's fine.
i grew up with norman, so it doesn't seem like a weird name to me, because i've always known him. but it is an older generation's name.
his grandpa is norman.
his dad is norman.
he is norman.
{and no...i won't be naming a future son norman...sorry to disappoint...we have some other plans to keep the tradition going}
but the funniest reactions to norman's name ... are children's reactions. and this is why i write this post today.
so here's a short story for ya.
i teach primary at our church. 6 and 7 year olds. it's pretty great. and gets pretty funny.
well there's this girl in my class named Evelyn. she is so spunky and sweet and likes me a lot {she even so cute-ly said "i know my teacher, sister reece, loves me" in her testimony a couple months ago}. anyway..she was sitting next to me in primary and norman walked by and waved to me.
evelyn: "was that your husband?"
me: "yes, it was"
evelyn: "what's his name?"
me: "norman..."
evelyn: "NORMAN?!?!"
me {laughing}: "yes, norman."
evelyn: "well, that's a weird name."
me: "it is a little bit different isn't it?"
evelyn: "yeah......{long pause while in deep 6 year old thought} kinda sounds like he should be a smurf....."
i started laughin pretty hard. was not expectin that one. i went home and told norman and he thought it was pretty funny...after he gave me, what we call, the sardine face.
that's me doing "the face" on the left.
{pretty cute}
anywho.... just so you know....i do have some new years resolutions and i want to share them on this here, blog, but.... haven't been in the mood for it. :) it'll come soon enough...
p.s. bachelor starts tonight! WOOT WOOT!
p.p.s. finally made a new header that i like!{for now}
whatdya think?


  1. I think it's really neat that your names rhyme, but I can totally see how kids would think that is funny, haha. Your new header is super cute!

    1. Well thank you! Some people love our names together.... Some think its weird..... Haha it's fine. :)

  2. I never thought too much about "matching" names, that's funny. I guess it's like when people marry someone with the same name, I'm sure that gets more confusing though. (;

  3. hey thanks for stopping by my blog today! i just joined your site, and i hope you stop again and join mine too!

    Haha i think it is so funny that your names are norman and morgan. i can barely think it in my head!your blog is adorable and i can't wait to see all your adventures!

    and i did watch the bachelor tonight...those girls are CRAZY this season!

    1. Yeah.... Bachelor is gonna be crazy this year. Haha. Glad you watch, too! :)

  4. Great blog dear! What about following each other? Also on bloglovin and fb if you want...just let me know :3 <3


  5. I am not sure if they rhyme, but if I had mashed potatoes in my mouth and needed both of you in a hurry, things might get crazy.

    1. Hahaha that ... Was funny. Thanks for the laugh. :)

  6. Love your blog header! Super cute!
    Thanks for the comment! :)

  7. Morgan and Norman go quite well together... except you want to say Norgam and Morman :D That's how I read it in my head anyway.
    The Smurfs are still going?! Well that's something that I didn't know :D x

    1. Haha I don't know if the smurfs are still going or not, but she seemed to know about them.