August 8, 2011 by Anne Tenino
Well, it was sort of a tie. There were 23 votes for Liam, and 22 for Ian. But in the “Other” category, someone voted for Iain. I looked it up, and it’s a variant of Ian. The last few days, I’ve been increasingly convinced the guy should be named Ian. He’s kind of an asshole, and Ian somehow fit (not that Ian’s are assholes — I had a friend as a child named Ian who was a great person).
We have a tie, people. I’ve already voted, so I made my husband cast the deciding vote. It went something like this:
Me: “I had a poll on my blog to decide the name of one of the characters in my current WIP.”
Husband: (glancing at me for a split second before returning to news feed on computer screen) “What?”
I had to repeat myself a couple of times.
Husband: (finally) “Great.”
Me: “So I have a tie, and I need someone to cast the deciding vote.”
Husband: “The kids are still in bed.”
Me: “I was thinking you would vote.”
Husband: “Me? I don’t care, name him whatever you want.”
Me: “Dude, shut up and work with me, here. Ian or Liam?”
Husband: “Uhhhh, which one did you want to name him?”
Husband: “Okay, name him Ian.”
Me: “Thank you.”
So, long story short, Sam’s soon-to-be boyfriend is named Ian. If you put up with the whole long story, you get a prize. Here’s the picture of Sam and Ian I found on the internet.