What’s a goucher? Well, if you’re a dedicated tlk reader, you’ll know that it’s a “a coincidence that goes beyond the realm of mere coincidence.” (You can click here to become one of those in the know.)
So I e-mail Irene to pass on the compliments. I once met Irene’s daughter, whose name is also Tanya. And when Irene gets my e-mail about my daughter, she sends me a message back to say her eldest daughter has the same name as mine.
What a coincidence…
But wait! I then e-mail Irene (are you following all this?) to say that my son’s name is the name of one of her main characters. And then she e-mails me to say that’s the name of her eldest grandson!
If by some miracle of birth control failure I ever have a third child, and it’s a girl, I’ll obviously have to name her Irene.