Let's Talk Baby Names.Thursday, May 29, 2014
Can someone else just name my baby? I can't do it. It's just too hard this time around.
|horrible quality but 22 week tomorrow!|
So here are some things I'm personally considering when attempting to find a name.
- Does it suit our family? My husband and I have fairly common names for our generation. They aren't too traditional or unique and both have meaning. Jonah's name has a good story and it's traditional/biblical and fairly unique at the same time. I want to make sure new baby boy fits when I sign our Christmas cards - Wesley, Stephanie, Jonah and ...... (Augustine doesn't really work).
- Meaning I want it to be a name that means something or has a history. Whether it be a natural meaning like "River" (which my husband says is too country or hippy - he couldn't decide) or some historic meaning (biblical, family, etc).
- Popularity/Trendiness I go through phases when I start hearing names and I think oh I love that, then give it a few years and there are six of them in one elementary school classroom. I feel like that almost makes me fall out of love with a name unless it's something really classic like John or William.
- Spelling & Pronunciation No weird spellings or names people in the south can't say! Seriously, this is a biggie for me and kind of a pet peeve. A southern accent is one thing when it turns Wyatt into "Whiiite" but when you turn London into "Lundin" and then spell it Londyn - I'm not on board with that. That one's actually not that bad but I'm a little scared to ask (even my family) to pronounce names like Joaquin or Ewan (I really like that one).
- No Nicknames I understand why people do it, but I don't like nicknames as given names. I don't mind nicknames in general. I just can't get on board with Ben, Josh, or Teddy - I feel if he chooses to be a business man he'll want a real name like Theodore. It's not the shortness - I think it's the casualness of those names.
(These are my opinion only and my personal preference not meant to offend or be judgmental of how someone else names their child.)