Some of my children are named after TV characters.
Some of you already know this.
I feel the need to explain.
I had difficult pregnancies. Cumulatively I had one full year of bedrest. This meant hours upon hours of daytime TV and reruns. I must admit I enjoyed those many hours in front of the ABC soaps...the lightbulb just went off in some of your heads, didn't it?
Jagger's name came from General Hospital. I was *in eye candy love* with Jagger Cates, played by Antonio Sabato, Jr. He was my first pinup....gotta love that Tiger Beat.
I loved the name....oh, I truly did and that is how we named my Jagger. Though I cannot count the number of times we've been mistaken for big MICK Jagger fans.
So then when Jagger was eight months old I found myself pregnant again, and still hooked on General Hospital. There was a character named Zander. I thought, hmmmm....Zander. I like it! I looked it up in the baby names book and found this:
It is of Greek origin, and its meaning is "man's defender, warrior". From the Latin form of the Greek name Alexandros. Al, Alasdair, Alastair, Alaster, Alaxander, Alcander, Alcinder, Alcindor, Alec, Aleco, Alejandro, Alejo, Alek, Aleko, Aleksandar, Aleksander, Aleksandr, Aleksanteri, Alesandro, Alessandre, Alessandri, Alessandro, Alex, Alexan, Alexandre, Alexandro, Alexandros, Alexei, Alexi, Alexio, Alexis, Alic, Alicio, Alick, Alik, Alisander, Alissander, Alissandre, Alistair, Alister, Alistir, Alix, Alixandre, Allie, Allistair, Allister, Allistir, Alsandare, Alyksandr, Iskander, Iskender, Lex, Lexo, Sacha, Sander, Sandero, Sandor, Sandro, Sandros, Sandie, Sandy, Sascha, Sasha, Saunder, Saunders, Sikander, Xander, Zander, Zandro and Zandros.
Oh yes, Xander with an X...and defender of men. That would be a good fit! By the way, this is a picture of the 'other' Zander:
Not to be confused with this other Zander from Buffy the Vampire Slayer...as we are asked often if that is where we got the name. I have never watched a single episode of that show. And with all my confessing on here...I would tell you the truth.
So when Xander was 6 months old and my husband was a week away from the big snip-snip, we found out that we were having another baby. My soapy friends may be scratching their heads at this moment thinking....Milan...Milan....where did THAT come from?
It came from Drew Carey. I believe they were trying to make a joke in the direction of another city-named celebutant by bringing in a character with the same qualities named Milan. I was instantly in love with this name as was Jason.
So why would I confess this when it is so clearly off topic for my blog? Because they have sucked me in again...NO I AM NOT PREGNANT...
GH:Night Shift has started and though I have never shown interest in this particular spin-off it has two very compelling reasons for me to watch:
1. None other than the original Jagger, Antonio Sabato, Jr. is on again!! (No judgment!...my hubby is deployed and ASJ can join my other two boyfriends (Ben and Jerry) in my evening entertainment.)
2. The character of Jagger has a son...with Autism.
I cannot wait to see how good these writers are. And how tricky of them pulling me back in with two of my favorite things...