List: According to Notes Made by My Mother in 1/26/79, Names I Could Have Been Named (and what I would have been like with them)

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(But first: I have a piece up today on McSweeney's Internet Tendency)

Boy: Clay (cocky)

Webster (dorky)

Warren (weird)

Ruben [anagram for "Buren", my mom's maiden name] (weirder)

Adam (quiet and handsome)


Suzanna (prettier)

Braden (snotty)

Raechel (perpetually annoyed for always having to correct people)

Regina (taller)

Ann (Annlike)