Nothing makes me feel older than when my first born has a birthday. Jenny was born just a few months before I turned 24. I was not planning on having children, so that was old for a new mother back in the early 70's. By today's standards I was young, but back in the late 60's, half my graduating high school class had babies within a year or two of graduation.
I was quite taken with the dark haired actress Jennifer O'Neil in the most popular movie at that time, Summer of '42, which is why my first born was named Jennifer...along with every other girl baby that year! I imagined a sweet baby girl with dark brown eyes and dark, dark hair. That's exactly what I got. My sweet baby Jenny.
Her sisters have lighter hair (one is light brown, the other is blond) and lighter eyes (hazel and gray) -- no two alike, despite being from the same mother and father. I wonder if I had imagined Jenny with different coloring would she still have had dark hair and dark brown eyes all her life? I really do believe in the power of your subconscious mind!