We hear from Inge that she and Buddy had a conversation today about what Mitch should be named when Mitch emerges. Buddy, Inge avows, wants to name it “Bless You.” She herself thinks–as she usually does–we should name it Inge. Inge is her prime choice for names. “Binge” runs a close second, being a moniker of her own invention, original, and yet familiar somehow.
“You want us to name the baby Inge?” we asked.
“Yes,” she said. “When he comes out.”
It isn’t inconceivable that Buddy might want to name the child “Bless You.” This ranks among his chief phrases this week. He delivers it with vigor and pride whenever someone sneezes. It is pronounced “Blotchoo.”