Who wants to help me name my little girl? Shannon doesn’t need the help, of course. She has pretty much decided on a name and once she makes up her mind- it’s all over but the crying. Not true for me. This time around, I am wobbling and wavering all over the place- with a new favorite each morning!
My naming style has consistently been “old-fashioned”. I tend to avoid trendy names and unusual spellings. As of late, I seem to favor less popular (possibly even less attractive) names that only become precious when given to a real, live baby (much less so on paper). While I love Lily & Jack (the names of number 1 and 2), they’ve gotten uncomfortably over-used for my taste. I don’t think I will ever have that problem with Abram & Alice (number 3 & 4). Having said that, picking number 5 is making me crazy!
For some fun (at Shannon’s suggestion), I sent a request to Swistle:Baby Names to get her take on my dilemma. May I just say if you are having similar issues, I 100% recommend her services! After reading hundreds of submitted questions and answers, I have concluded that “Swistle” is a baby-naming-genius (and her fans give equally thoughtful suggestions and advice). She has posted her reply to my question and a poll on the right side of her page with the semi-finalists on my list (this week, at least). If you get a chance, swing over there and let us know what you think.
If you are searching for a name, too, you can also swing by Nameberry, Baby Name Wizard, and the Social Security Administration. Designmom also has a great post about baby naming here. On that note, she also has an older series featuring real-life birth stories (the top picture was taken from my very own birth story for number 3, found here).
Only 17.5 more weeks to flip and flop on baby name number 5… I’ll keep you posted.