i love hearing what people *almost* got named.
my mom almost named me Sheila.
I was going to be named Amelia :’)
My grandma told me, exact words: ‘If you had been a guy, your name would have been Methusalah’. -_-
My dad said “If you’d been a boy, i was going to name you Richard, just so i could call you rick.”
I blinked at him. “Okay.” That seemed fairly normal to me.
“No, no, say it out loud!”
“Rick O’Shea?” pause. “Oh no, no no, you wouldn’t!”
“I totally would have. good thing you weren’t born a boy, huh?”
Victoire. If means Victory.