May 13th 1853
Boo sent us the birth announcement card this morning. It read,
Mr and Mrs Bradstone Pitt of Chelsea, London are proud to announce the safe and welcome arrival of their newest baby daughter. She is to be called Angelina Vivienne and will become the perfect younger sister to her brother Bradstone.
Together with some tedious information about when well-wishers can go to visit them, the details of which I cannot recall just at this moment.
I am most hurt and can only believe that Boo was in some form of post-puerperal stupor which rendered her incapable of choosing the names herself. Mr Pitt must have undertaken the task.
Why else would the baby be named Angelina – not Euphemia?