Yes, I get it. Our child's initials spell out "ALF". Hardy har. Yes, we were aware of this when we chose his name. Yes, we know about the TV show. No, we didn't name him after a fuzzy ant eater-esque TV alien (he tried to eat a cat for goodness sake. You think I'd name my kid for a creature that eats CATS?) No, I don't think it's weird. Why? Because to Anderson's generation, ALF will be about as obscure as the Fonz is to my generation- someone we may have heard of if we watched Nick at Night, but not ubiquitous by any stretch of the imagination.
While we're on the topic, he also was not named for Anderson Cooper of CNN fame. As much as I do love me some Anderson C., if we were to name our baby after a talking head on a cable news show, he would surely be called "Suze Orman F" because she. rocks. those. jackets. Or maybe "O'Reilley Factor F". Because we're crazy like that. But no, baby A is not named after Anderson Cooper. If you're still confused about the origin of A's name, scroll down a few posts to "memory lane". That should clear things up.
That's all. The ALF comments were funny at first. Until today, when the Border's clerk played an (uninitiated, somewhat creepy) game of 20 questions with me, asking when Anderson was born, where he was born, how much he weighed, whether I had an epidural (yes...seriously...I was pretty sure her next question would be what color my undies are and whether she could have my social security number), and the baby's full name. THEN she looked at my in shock as if she were the first to realize and break the news to me that his initals spelled "ALF"...I'm kind of over it. And seriously. My initials are MLF. Thanks to Stifler's mom, that's not much better. We'll be sure to make Baby #2's initials ELF. Just, as they say here in Austin, to 'keep it weird'.