So how did you decide your children’s names, did you have them prepared or just pluck one out your toosh when sproggit popped out.
When we were having LPV we were prepared we’d picked out names for a girl but when we found he was a boy it made life easier. Well, to a certain extent anyway, If I’m honest I didn’t want him to have the name he has now, don’t get me wrong I love his name he’s an L and nothing else but my choice was Aiden…….but when he popped out the sunroof he was LPV and there was no two ways about it.
This time round we’re not so prepared, especially not knowing the sex is making naming really difficult. We have a boy’s name picked out and I am adamant it will be this if it’s a boy, it’s actually one of the names I turned my nose up when we were thinking of names for LPV. However girls names are my nemesis, we want something traditional but not common, something that travels well but that doesn’t sound like a made up name. When I taught preschool in Dubai my children in my class wanted me to call LPV “Rainbow Triceratops” and to be honest if we don’t agree on a girl’s name soon, that’s what it will be, has a certain ring to it tho!!!
I’ve even taken to watching Cbeebies birthday card time to help in our name quest, however this just clarifies the names I certainly don’t want.
Help!!!! give me some baby names!!!!
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8 thoughts on “Whats in a name?”
Arghhhhhh, we are having the exact same problem. I knew W would be W but if we have another boy we are stuffed as this is the only one we can agree on. Girls, just too many possibilities. I am not due until 4th July so we have a while to decide/argue about it some more. Mr B thinks it should be American because of the date. He likes Lincoln *sighs*.
We had our first scan on July 4th so this bub was know as TJ, Thomas Jefferson for ages, not great for a girl tho. Huge Congrats by the way darling!!
H was always H from the moment we knew we were having a boy (well, from a few minutes after as I cried for a bit as I was adamant we were having a girl). If we do have another we still have the girl name but no boy’s name as H was the only name both D and I agreed on!
I only had 2 boys names I liked, but millions of girls ones. Thankfully OH agreed to my no.1 boys name (the other was great but REALLY popular). It is hard unless you both have very similar tastes. But teachers tend to find it harder because they remember all the horrendous children they’ve taught/all the weird names.
Yeah absolutely you always remember the challenging kids names
We had one boys name (he’s named after his Grandad) and had narrowed it down to 4 girls names by the time I went into labour. We’d looked at the family tree to see what girls names we liked, seeing as this is what happened with our son, but they were all very dated (Sheila, Janet, Gladys) all we liked was my husband’s mum’s middle name – Frances, but opted for that as a middle name. My husband had rejected a few of my favourites before we got it down to the final 4. I still think my daughter would make a lovely “Frith”. The 3 we rejected once she was born were; Tess, Gaby and Connie. I say “we’ rejected, I actually gave my husband final choice from the last 4!
We had Elizabeth Grace picked out for a girl. I don’t like fussy or fancy and thought it would be a name that would work in the UK and abroad. I found boys names much easier. James (our toddler) was James from day one mainly because of a bit of a Star Trek obsession with Captain James T Kirk. Matthew (the baby) was harder to choose and we had Henry and Edward on the short list too.
Everyone has an opinion about names, and my opinion is that kids get the names they were meant to have. Don’t stress; it will work out, and it’s no trouble at all to pick a name after the baby’s born. You can do it in a couple of hours.