Friday, May 7, 2010
The Name Game
Sometimes I wish that when you had a baby it would come with a name. You know, like your Cabbage Patch doll did? It would sure save months of headaches, arguments and unwanted opinions trying to come up with something for yourself. But then again, would I want to have a child named Trista Esther because that's what Xavier Roberts decided it should be? You did have the option to change your doll's name once you got her but then you're back to those headaches.
Now that we know the baby is a boy I have been scouring my baby name book and the usual websites to try and make a short list of names we like. The problem is, there is so little that will work.
-Aiden, Liam and Ethan-Names I love but they are way too popular for my tastes.
-(......) There are a name or two that shall remain unwritten here that we like but everyone makes a face when I say them. I know it's our decision but I don't want to have my kid go through life with a name that people hate.
-Cohen, Jonah and Kalen. Favorites of mine but Nick has thrown out the veto on them.
-Ryan and Matthew- Off limits because they already belong to my brother and brother in law.
-Simon and Lucas- Not a fan of the S sounds with the last name Steeves.
-Gabriel and Anthony- Love the names but hate the short versions. And I'm the worst offender of shortening names if you can so I know it'll happen.
-Oscar- We like it but really? Can't name our kid after a green monster who lives in a garbage can.
Even though we still have 4 months or so to decide on something these are just some examples of why I like to start really early. We have so far put about 6 names on the short list but truthfully only 2 of those are strong possibilities. I guess with only 2 names we can use the strategy we employed in choosing Oliver's name and go with a coin toss. Then again, since Nick won the toss with O, maybe I should be the default winner this time around and get make the final choice. But then who would I blame if I decide I made the wrong decision?
I'm back to wanting Xavier Roberts to name my child.