Christina Aguilera and her husband, music executive Jordan Bratman, welcomed a baby boy late last night and named him Max Liron Bratman.
In a move markedly different from how she revealed her pregnancy, they announced it merely hours after the birth.
After her rep announced it to the major magazines, Christina made an announcement herself on her official Web site.
“Today is a very joyful and special day for Jordan and I as we welcome our first son into this world.”
I stopped reading right there.
One of my biggest pet peeves when it comes to grammar is when people say “and I” instead of “and me,” thinking it makes them sound smarter or more correct. In fact, plenty of people shun “and me” altogether.
Not a smart move.
The easiest way to avoid that is to drop all extraneous words from the sentence to see if it makes sense. For example, Christina could have said, “Today is a very joyful and special day for I,” and realized that “and me” would have been the better choice.
That being said, I’m glad Christina has a healthy baby, and I hope he got his mom’s voice and his dad’s fashion sense.