We're Coming After You, Daniel!
Another sign that we're moving up in the world: Anthony has jumped from no. 11 to no. 8 on the most popular names list for boys. When my French Canadian grandmother found out that my mother was about to marry an Italian, she made one request: that the first born son be named Anthony. It turned out to be a compromise between my mom, who wanted to grant that wish, and my dad, who wanted a slightly more Italian-sounding name. The result? "Salvatore" became my middle name. A narrow escape.