On this week's episode of Desperate Housewives, Susan and Mike were trying to name their newborn. They were going through baby names. They were looking through newspapers for ideas. They listened to the hospital intercom. Unfortunately just as they were naming their baby, Mike's grandfather died and his name was Maynard. Yes, they named their baby Maynard.
I am not very good at naming babies. As a child, I couldn't name my baby dolls. As an adult, I am not much better at it. I never had a list of names that I "just knew" my children would be named. I look at books. I look at lists. I look on the web. In the operating room, I was thrilled to be hear "It's a boy!" I didn't have a girl name. I am that bad at naming babies.
My children's names are Ryan and Kyle. Pretty common and safe. But, we liked the names and we agreed. Now, I can't imagine them named anything else. We have baby #3 on the way. We have no names in sight. My children have named the baby "Ted." I am not sure where it came from but it makes it easier than calling the baby, "baby."
My husband and I have very different ideas when it comes to names. We make a big list of all of the names that we like. We then take turns crossing names off one at a time that we don't like. We used this process for Kyle and it worked for us.
So what names have you NOT used that you wish you would have? Have you always know what you'd name your children? Are there names you wish you had the guts to name your child? Are you fearless?
The Open Road
4 years ago