Sunday, October 12, 2008

What's in a (last) name???

I've come to believe that one of the largest responsibilities of this whole pregnancy-thing is naming your child.  It is a forever deal.  Talk about pressure!  Turns out I like names that can double as last names. "Like what?" you may be asking yourself.  

Like these, I say:
Cooper
Bennett
Grant
Reid
Campell. . . etc.

As you might have surmised, these have been shot down by he-who-does-not like-last-names-as-first-names. . . otherwise known as Chris.  Boo.  To be fair, there are plenty of names he has suggested that I have shot down, too.  

The good news is that there are a select few names on which we actually agree.  I am scared to even type them in the blog, as I am not soliciting opinions from anyone other than the two of us.  Now, I'm not trying to be rude and realize that last statement might sound so, but this is hard enough with two people in on the decision--much less 10 or more!

Here's the short list (please remember that your response should always be--how cute!):
Miller
Elliott
Gavin
Brendan

Don't get your hearts too set on one of these. . . they are apt to change!  And from the looks of things, it maybe down to the wire before Baby M has an official title!

5 comments:

A-Bla said...

woot. elliot was my suggestion. awesometown. If it wins out... I will constantly tell him that I decided his name--despite what his parents influence may be.

The Garrett's said...

Those are all so cute. Isn't this the most difficult decision ever?

Kendall said...

I see wht you can't decide there all so cute!!!!!!!:)

Amanda Thomas said...

Very cute names :) don't feel bad, Noah was named 25 minutes before we left the hospital with him. That poor birth certificate lady came in my room 7 times!!!!

Barbara Hepler said...

OK, I am only passing on something I heard once... don't make the first name and last name have the same number of syllables. If the last name has 3, as in your case, then the first name should be 1, 2 or in some rare cases, 4. It has something to do with rhythm when saying the name. Also, when you consider a name, think about any possible ways it might be nicknamed or shortened to avoid future embarassment for the child!! (Not to mention what the initials might spell...Daniel Ulysses Mullaney - "DUM" That wouldn't be good! Ha! Ha!)