Just breathe and try not to be too alarmed when your kids tell you they’re heading to the playground with Indica and Sativa.
As the popularity of cannabis explodes in Canada and elsewhere, it was only a matter of time before parents started naming their children after the plants. Enter Fred Quinn, who excitedly announced the arrival of his second niece on Twitter last week, according to Unilad.
“UPDATE: My brother is excited to announce the birth of his 2nd daughter! …. and before you ask, yes, her name is exactly what you think it is,” Quinn wrote, accompanied by a photo of his brother, Victor Groce, holding little baby Indica.
The tweet was a follow-up to the one Quinn sent two years ago after the birth of his first niece, SaTiva. Indica’s arrival proved more popular on the social media platform, garnering over 90,000 likes to around 4,000 for the first budding baby.
Quinn recalled when his brother first told him his wife had secretly been growing a small stash of cannabis. “When I was told about the birth of SaTiva two years ago, I went through a range of emotions,” he said.
“I was shocked, then angry, then truly humoured — I realized who my brother is and how passionate he is about the legalization of marijuana and once I finally got to see her, I just fell in love,” he said.
The arrival of Indica simply elevated those warm feelings. “I don’t live in the same city as my little brother anymore, so I didn’t even know that him and his girlfriend were pregnant. When I got the message with a new child and Indica’s name… all I could do is smile and think, ‘Just like Victor… gotta love it.’”
Groce has always had a fondness for cannabis, Quinn said, and he wasn’t worried about how others would react to the cannabis-infused names.
“He figured that most younger students won’t know the meaning of the words, so bullying in school wouldn’t be much of an issue,” Quinn said. “He didn’t want to outright name either of them marijuana,” he said.
“Hopefully meeting these two beautiful girls with their unique names will be a symbol of how harmless and beautiful (actual) marijuana can be.”
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Written by David Yasvinski