My kiddos have very unique names. Even when they looked like little aliens with ADHD bouncing around in my belly, I knew that they were going to be Ocean and Ever. Ever has been called River on a variety of occasions by strangers (including at the doctor's office, they had her in the system as River, wtf??) because it is close to Ever and I guess it would go with Ocean.
They have also been called many other things by their mommy. So many other things I'm sure they have no idea what their names actually are.
Ocean: Oshy, Oshy Bear, Bubba, Baby Boo, Bubby, Handsome Devil
Ever: Evie, Peanut, Twee Twee, Monkey Moo, Princess
The top two are Peanut and Bubby so I'm sure those will stick in their sweet little minds. Someone told me my kids are going to hate me because they can't go to the store and get the little cups and things with names printed on them. Really? Who cares. If their hearts really yearn for cups with their names on it, Mommy will come through custom order style for them so it's not the end of the world.
A few people have had the balls to make fun of their names to my face. I'm sorry to America that I didn't name my kid Jacob or Isabella (the top two most popular names in America). Or Connor or Cayden, the two most popular names I have at work. My name is Ashley. There are millions of Ashley's and always another Ashley in my class, I was never the only one. I think it's safe to say that Ocean and Ever will be the one and only. Also, I don't take the name-making-fun-of very personally. I expected it and hopefully my monkeys will have inherited my sense of humor. I am their Mommy and I am a typical parent thinking there is nothing better or more unique and amazing than my kids out there, so they had to have unique names.
So there. :)
Baby Boo and Monkey Moo with Daddy: