Sandy: My husband always liked the idea of having a son named after him. I thought it would be confusing and would lead to nicknames, never using the child’s actual name. But after having two daughters and while I was pregnant with boy/girl twins, it was imminent we would name our son John. We called him Alex (shortened from his middle name, Alexander) until he pleaded with me, at age 4, to call him John. So be it.
Sandy’s year long journey – going from being a right-hander to left-hander, and Kelly’s parallel trip as a left-hander doing things as a right-hander.