1. Lorena
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    Metro looks pretty delish! If you haven’t already, you should try local farm-to-table favorite Terra the next time you’re back in San Diego — it’s located in the College Area/La Mesa area now (they moved from Hillcrest a few years ago) and they don’t sacrifice flavor on their kids’ meals. They’ve also got great local craft brew and wines, and are very family-friendly.

    And the whole baby names thing kind of confounds me — probably because I had a “difficult” name growing up (don’t get me started on the whole Lorena Bobbitt thing happening when we were in middle school…). Nowadays, my name seems pretty commonplace, especially among the college students I’m constantly surrounded with (would you believe that I met three other Lorenas in one day?!?).

    In any case, my husband and I picked out baby names a long time ago — he picked boys’ names and I picked girls’ names. And we both went with the same methodology — naming any possible kids after our immigrant great-grandparents. Since his family is from Sicily and Luxembourg originally, and mine are from Mexico and the Philippines, the names aren’t too uncommon, but just unusual enough (see: my son, Lucio, pronounced “Loo-SHI-oh” in the Italian vein, after my husband’s great-grandfather) to satisfy any craving for creativity. If we have any additional children, we already know what names to choose from the list (yes, they’re already ranked). And, no, I’m not telling! 😉

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    1. Eatsporkjew.com
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      Don’t tell! Or someone will take the name and run with it….a la Charlotte in Sex in the City.

      With regards to honoring our ancestors, Jews do the same thing. We usually pick the first initial of all the grand parents and then try to come up with names that use those letters. Unfortunately, there’s only a first and a middle name, so it’s hard to honor everyone on both sides of the family….but we do our best.

      I think I want to name my child “Butter”. I think it works well for a boy or a girl, and it will be really cute when they’re chubby. And if they end up skinny and fit, people will think twice about it. Besides, who doesn’t like themselves a little butter?

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts and commentary. As always, I like to hear from you. And the next time I’m in SD I’ll check out Terra!

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      1. Lorena
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        Loving Butter! And you’re right — who doesn’t like themselves a little butter?

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        1. Eatsporkjew.com
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          exactly!

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