So as many of you know, this little dude was born 12 days ago and he and momma are doing awesome. This is just a funny story concerning the monicker MILO.
Almost two years ago we started talking about kids names when we were pregnant with Lottie Bird. One evening as we were chatting about it in bed, Hannah said to me, “What do you think about the name Milo?” I started laughing… a lot. She said, “It’s not supposed to be funny!”. To those of you who knew me in high school, you realize immediately why this is extremely funny.
Beginning in 7th grade, I was dubbed MILO during a meeting for those interested in going out for the high school track team. This was based entirely on the fact that I looked very much like the cartoon character from Bloom County know as Milo Bloom. Picture…
I had poofy blonde hair, super thick glasses, and a propensity for bad fashion.
This nickname BECAME my name. Teachers called me Milo. Friends, relatives, and even my parents called me Milo. It’s on my varsity jacket. It’s the name in every year book signature. It’s the name signed on every bit of art from high school. For all practical purposes, I am indeed Milo Borer SR.
SO, if you are a high school friend, I have not sadly named my son after my high school nickname. It was just an hilarious coincidence that was too good to pass up. Record straight.