I have been doing some thinking this week about names. And the lack of them that we have this time around. Or maybe not the lack of the them, but the lack of enthusiasm that I have about them. When we were pregnant with Daisy we knew that if we had a girl it would be Daisy. We just knew it. Sure, we did the right due diligence and looked through books and contemplated a few different names here and there but when it came to the crunch and we were in the delivery room, me being stitched up, her being cleaned up I looked at Rob and said “is that who I think it is?” and he said “Yes. It’s Daisy”. And it was. And there she was. I just haven’t had that this time around I haven’t seen a name and said YES that’s it! That’s our son/that’s our daughter! Of course it is!
This time I have been thrown a little. The few names that we had for boys were recently taken by good friends and it would be weird if we named them that as well. I also think I would feel like a second prizer saying here is X and everyone saying, yes so what? It just doesn’t feel right. I also have a few girls names but they all seem to inevitably end up in the “y” sound like Daisy. And I think it would be too cutsey to have two girls names Daisy and ‘X’ey. Don’t you agree?
I put the feelers out on facebook and got some great replies back from people and a couple of real possibilities. I have compiled the MASTER list that has them all in the one place and whenever I hear one that I like instead of me forgetting I am making a real effort to get it in there so they are all in the one place.
So…are there any others that you think would be good to add to the MASTER list (I feel like that should have a drum roll whenever I write it). I will give you some criteria to work with/guide you which may help:
We are not really fans of the top 10 popular names (Jack, Joshua, Lachlan, Emma, Sophia, Olivia, Madison etc) – it’s not that they are not good names, they are, and that’s why they are SO popular I guess – they are just not really for us (well maybe this should say not for me because I have had a name that was not that common I have always enjoyed telling people it’s ‘just Beth’ and not having lots of other kids in school with the same name as me. And it’s not that we want to be completely out there and crazy and unique and name our child Storm or Apple or anything like that but we would like something a little left of centre but not too far out there. We are not into fancy spelling (Jorja for Georgia) to be unique and we want to make sure that the kid will not want to change it’s name down the track. AND lastly, we want it to not be too like Daisy (again back to the “ey” concern that I stated above) and also not sure we should go with another flower name given that we could come off looking like Jamie Oliver and Jules. Oh and LASTLY lastly, I don’t understand the whole big name to little name thing: If you want to call your son Charlie then call him Charlie not Charles, same with Gus not Angus, same with, well you get the drift (again this could be about me as I come from a family of short names – Sam not Samuel, Beth not Elizabeth/Bethany, Lucy not Lucinda). Ooh, do I have some rules!
Ok, so there you go. Over to you. Would love to hear what YOU think and see just how many can be added to the MASTER list. And thanks – I need all the help I can get!