Friday, March 5, 2010

What's in a name?

Matt and I are having the hardest time picking baby names. We just can't seem to find one we both love. AND it's so much harder to have to pick one boy name and one girl name... it would be so much easier if we knew the gender! Oh well too late now! I just have to laugh because we're so indecisive.... here's an email chain we've been working on for oh, about 5 days now...

Me:
Do you like??
Boys:
Alec
Benson

Girls:
Juliana (I think I mentioned before but can’t remember what you said about it)
Brenna
Calista
Eden

Matt:
I like Alex better than Alec, but I'm sure that is off the table because of Mr. Stoermer (FYI-a friend of ours)

I like Bennett better than Benson.
I do like Juliana... what do you think about Julia?
Of the last 3, I like Eden the best.
What do you think of Caelyn?

Me:
Well I thought I would suggest Alec BECAUSE you like Alex.
I like Juliana better than Julia.
I like Caelyn.

Matt:
What about Dillon or Vanessa?

Me:
Not really a fan of either. For girls, I don’t really like names that end in –issa or –essa, that’s why I don’t like Alyssa either (sorry no offense to anyone!!).

Matt:
Do you like:
Hannah
Pheobe

I'm liking Owen more and more...
I really like this website: http://www.nymbler.com/
Try it out!

Me:
That website it not helping. It keeps showing me the same names over again even though I have blocked them!

Matt:
It works awesome for me...found a few more names to try on for size:
Girls
Elise
Avery
Hope
Clara
Olivia

Boys
Vaughn
Graham
Grant
Caedyn
Quinn

Me:
Oh my God I'm going to smack you... I asked you about Elise a long time ago and you didn't like it!

Matt:
We've discussed a million names at this point! You also loved Bennett and have since changed your mind. Do you like any of the other ones?

Me:
I still like Bennett... I just want to give our child his own name and feel like Bennett is maybe a little too close to Benjamin. I'm on the fence.

And no, I'm sorry I don't like the other names.

Matt:
What about Owen?



This is just hilarious to me! This doesn't include all of the countless conversations we've had about names up until now... Who knew picking a name for your child could be so hard!! haha! It's all in good fun though and hopefully we'll be able to agree on something soon! :)

7 comments:

Kathleen said...

oooh, I love some of those. Boys: Bennett, Graham, Owen, and Grant are my faves. Girls: Clara (I personally think Claire would be awesome!), Hannah, Juliana, and Brenna are my favorites. I just can't wait to meet the little person!!!! Squeeee, only a month left!!!

uthornsfan said...

Ok, must get my vote in here!! Caedyn is NOT a boys name! It's one of the triplets names and it didn't even exist in a baby name book, we made up the spelling! LOL....I personally think it's a very feminine spelling! Good luck with the baby names! It was tough deciding on names for the triplets even though we knew the genders!
Can't wait to meet Lil Rings.

Valbee81 said...

This is hysterical! I laughed out loud reading this! Good Luck!

Marcha said...

Hey Jamie,
You looks so darn cute!! I think Claire is beautiful too :) I know whatever you name the baby I'll love it just like I love both of you!
Aunt Marcha

lilyLEB said...

Hahahaha, too funny! I can totally hear the two of you going back and forth (and Cricket looking back and forth at the two of you as you debate).

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ccrip said...

LMAO. You two are so funny. Keep yourself a few back ups. I had three names I was considering for a boy....and after he was born he didn't look like a "Richard, Andrew or Zachary." The nurses had to bring me a book at the hospital as I couldn't decide. About 1 hour before I brought him home was when I finally decided on Nathan. And now he hates that name and when I call him that instead of Nate :-) Go Figure!

Cindy