Mark My Words

Writing, flying and yawning my way through motherhood

Birth Announcements for 19 Oct. 08 – The Italians Have It! October 19, 2008

Wow, what a useless day for crazy baby names in the Sunday paper. Firs, let me just say, the Orlando Sentinel is a totally useless company. I have a Sunday only subscription and I haven’t received my paper in three weeks. When I spoke to them at 8:57 this morning they said they would send out a driver to deliver my paper by 12:30. They called me back at 10:30ish to ask if I’d received it and I still hadn’t. It’s 3:47 and I still have no paper. They suck. It’s no wonder newspaper circulation is down all over the country, the newspapers don’t know how to get their product out to the market.

But, I must forgive them because they were the first publication I was paid to write for. I suppose it isn’t good to bite the hand that feeds you.

Let’s get back on track, shall we?

I looked at the birth announcements and for the first time ever the Italians have trounced the Jayden/Aiden crowd. This week, and last week, there were a multitude of Giannas, Giannis and Giovannis. Where did this trend come from?