I just spotted this article on the BBC website.
It’s about the taboo of announcing baby names before they are born.
The article basically says it’s just not cool to be announcing your baby’s name before he or she is born. And how in this day and age it’s nice to keep some things private…if indeed you have found out the sex of your baby.
However, there is just one reference in the comments to the concept of things not always going according to plan.
God bless the innocence of the writer and those readers who seem to just assume that everything will be fine.
This is the kind of stuff that raises mixed emotions in me. Sometimes I’m happy enough to see people in the media and on Facebook and the likes announcing “we’re having a baby” or “I’m gonna be a daddy” and just assuming that all will be well.
Other times I feel like saying ‘Oh, yah think? Don’t count your chickens my friend.’
This is what happens I suppose when your innocence gets taken away. I was that presumuptive person in my past life. We’d say ‘please god all will be well’ but we never really believed that they wouldn’t…
On balance I suppose you might as well remain innocent for as long as you can.
Fin de Rant