Monday, October 10, 2011

What's in a name?



Naming a person is hard.

I think that some parents don't realize this or don't put as much thought into it. That's where you get names such as Envy Burger, Bread White, I.P. Freely, Jus-N-Tyme, Violence, Holly Wood...the list goes on. (Taken from http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/23631411/ns/today-parenting/t/harry-pitts-worst-baby-names-all-time/ )

However I like to consider all aspects when I choose a name - possible tease-worthy names, correct spelling, and how does the name sound on a sophisticated adult? For example, you probably won't see the next president of the United States named Talula Does the Hula from Hawaii (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/2452593/Talula-Does-The-Hula-From-Hawaii-not-a-girls-name-New-Zealand-court-rules.html) .

Then you've got TWO people trying to agree on names they like...even more added to the baby naming equation.

I don't know if we'll ever come up with a baby name, honestly. Maybe on her birth certificate it will just say "Baby Girl".

So...any ideas or suggestions? We are open to them!

6 comments:

Christina said...

For some reason I'm really loving the name Jane lately. So simple and sweet. I also love Clara and Jolene.

Bethany said...

I agree -Jane is very classic and pretty. I keep coming back to Clara too. Jolene is pretty as well.

Thanks! Keep em' coming! ;)

Sorensen said...

Naming a child is a huge responsibility I agree. I like simple names that aren't too common. Some of my favorites now are Abby, Eve, Paige and Claire. Some of them have become too common though. Good luck.

Bethany said...

I'm finding myself more drawn to "classic" names too...
I was sold on Camille or Camilla but the daddy said NO. :(
So we're still looking...

Jesse said...

What about naming her after yourself? You have a really classy name, and you do already have a Billy too. Just a thought. :)

They Call Me Mom said...

I agree.. Its very hard!! Most of mine were over a week.. My last one was 3 weeks before he got a name!!

We do try to make the middle names a family name, or one that means something personal.. on my about me page on my blog I put the stories of our names.... but I am not sure Lucas is on there