Naming a Baby
Lafawnduh is super excited about having baby Lebrawn and has had no trouble at all in picking his name.
One of the first things you start thinking about once you discover you are pregnant are baby names. Or at least, I do.
Perusing movie credits, books, magazines and making lists of lovely, cute, strong and beautiful names is a wonderful pass time as you consider the little life you are expecting. It’s exciting to consider the possibilities and even fun to rib each other a little bit in the beginning.
I’d like to think we are competent baby-namers, I mean, we have given three children a first and second name but I am starting to think our run is up.
We seem to have VERY different ideas this time around and most of the time I can’t tell if the names James is throwing out are serious or not.
And this baby naming thing is serious stuff.
Baby Patch waves hello
Personally, I am not into really popular names (even though Ellie ended up being pretty popular the year she was born) or old/classic/’proper’ type names and I have learnt that getting a bit creative with spelling isn’t always the best idea. Kahlei might look more appealing to me than Kaylee but, to others it doesn’t always look how I see it. Some think her name is Carlie and others struggle to get anything cohesive out.
There is a lot to consider. Initials. Potential horrible nicknames. Whether or not a name is 4-year-old friendly, unlike Jasper’s little friend Jeremy’s name, which he pronounces Germy – it’s completely adorable but also not great.
Considering all this, it’s probably surprising that James is adamant Detroit Segregation is the name. I don’t think he cares if it’s a boy or a girl. As I mentioned above, I cannot tell if he’s serious. At first I assumed it was a joke but he had this chosen well before we were pregnant, way back when we were never having anymore and it keeps popping up.
Never mind that it’s not a real name.
Only one name has jumped out to me. Patch.
It’s not at all practical and probably doesn’t fulfill my own guidelines if I look hard enough (or at all). I think it’s perfect and a beautiful tribute to Robin Williams in a weird way.
When I suggested Patch at dinner one night, I was literally boo’d at by my children. However, when Ellie (surprise) suggested Shark Hopkins not 5 seconds later it was met with cheers. Figures, right?
Thankfully, we still have about 20 weeks to figure it out. Still, it’s quite disconcerting that we’re not even talking in actual names most of the time.
Bub might yet end up Patch Detroit Shark Hopkins.
Labrawn makes a perfect table
How did you come up with your babies names?
Did you struggle like us or was it as easy for you as it was for Lafawnduh?
Inspire us – share your great/terrible baby name ideas
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