The Name Game
Ok, one more baby related post this week, and then I promise NEXT week I will have some new house posts for you! Since we found out the baby’s gender on Tuesday, I wanted to take a minute to talk about the naming process.
We’re not going to be sharing the baby’s name with anyone until after he is born. That’s partially because we want to leave a little surprise for everyone on the big day, but also for an entirely different reason: baby boy won’t actually have a name until he is born. Yep, that’s right. We’re not picking it out ahead of time.
Instead, we’ve decided to narrow down our list of favorite names and come up with four full names—first and middle. When baby boy is born, we’ll see what name fits him best and select then! And no, we won’t be sharing our top choices, either. We want it to be a total surprise!
We’ve got one complete name figured out, and have narrowed down our other first name choices. So we already have our top four first names. Now we’re just selecting middle names to go with the last three, and then we’ll be set for baby’s birthday.
Early on in my pregnancy I picked up this book from Target:
It has been a really fun source of entertainment for us. They have all sorts of name lists, plus a comprehensive section for girl and boy names with their meanings and origins. We’ve also enjoyed perusing the Social Security website’s listing of baby names, as well as Nameberry and Nymbler, two popular baby name websites.
We tend to like classic names. As examples, here are a few of the names we DIDN’T pick:
I repeat, we did NOT pick any of these names. So don’t go thinking his name is in there somewhere!
We’d also looked at the girls’ names before we knew the gender, but had only picked a few out. Our favorite at the time was Clara, but we also considered Grace, Charlotte, and a few others.
So, there you have it. How baby boy will get his name, and why you won’t know it til November. What’s your take on the baby naming situation? Did you/will you pick out baby’s name ahead of time?