What other names did your parents consider for you?
Well, it wasn't specifically for me.
I'm the youngest of five girls, and they had the boy name picked out for my oldest sister.
And we just kept unrelentingly being born girls.
They'd used up all the girl names they liked, all the good family names, and some.
I ended up with the grandmothers' middle names.
But if I'd been a boy, I'd have been james Kindred.
I think I would have had to be a lawyer.
Not too bad, I guess, but I'm still glad to have missed it.
(Not least because it was bad enough to be the fifth girl, but being the fifth child and first boy would have been downright gruesome.)