Friday, July 30, 2010
Thinking about baby names
We are thinking, thinking, thinking....about baby boy names.
Some of you may remember that in the past, God has given us the names for our children before they were born. (Some of you may think that's crazy, but it's true.) We knew, in our hearts, the names for our last four children.
This time, God seems to be saying, "Hey. You're on your own with the name this time."
I think we've forgotten how to do that.
Jeff and I generally agree on most things, but I've been shocked to learn that we don't like the names the other picks out.
I'll suggest a perfectly great name. He wrinkles his nose. "Meh..."
He suggests a name, and I can think of a dozen reasons WHY I don't like his choice.
I'm learning that I'm picky. I don't like soft sounds for boys, or certain letter combinations. I won't even consider some beginning letters, I skip right over E, F and G (among others) on the baby name websites. But at least I can give a good reason for why I don't like a name. Sometimes it's because I've known too many people with that particular name.
I've taken to looking specifically through baby names from other countries, since we can't seem to find any within our own culture.
Some people think it's because we have so many boys that we can't come up with yet another name. That's not it at all. We just can't agree.
I asked our resident 2 year old what she thought we should name our new baby. She thought, she got excited, she said, "Ummmm....I think.....we should.....call him........BABY!"
Our other children are also "helpful." They can come up with dozens of names...but none of them are serious and none of them are acceptable.
Hal Shar Ha Al Shaz Baz
The Peaceful Noodle
When it comes right down to it, if we have no name by baby's birth date, I will remind them that I carried him and that I will nurse him for a year or more.
It's a pretty good trump card.