I mean, there are lots of names I like. No names that I love.... yet.
I love a classic, old-fashioned name, but on the other hand I like a unique name.
I don't want a million and one kids in town to have the same name as my kid, ya know?
For girl names old fashioned and unique kind of worked for me.
When I told people I was naming my daughter Adeline, most people said they'd never heard of the name, and one time an old man in the grocery store stopped dead in his tracks upon learning her name and said, "Adeline, that's a very beautiful name, I once knew a beautiful young lady named Adeline." The gaze in his eyes made my heart warm, and I imagined a scene from The Notebook as he kind of stared off into space as he walked away.
Boy old fashioned names aren't as capturing for me though.
There just too common for me, you know the Johnnys, Tommys, Jacks, Williams, Henrys...
it's not that I don't like the names, I just want something a lot less common, but with equal charm.
I thought Finley was perfect.
Classic, but not too popular (yet).
Philip down right refuses on that one.
You see he saw one episode of Glee [which omg by the way premieres tonight] , and refuses to even give the series a chance yet.
He saw Kirk's debut of 'Single Ladies' on the football field, and while I loved the performance Philip hated it.
Soooo he refuses to let me extract our son's name from Glee, which is where I got the idea.
I guess that's better because I'm sure I'm not the only mommy-to-be waiting to swipe that name! [or who knows maybe I was]
Philip however liked the name Dallas.
I've never been to Dallas.
Our baby was not conceived in Dallas.
and Dallas just ain't for me, or better said my son.
Philip however thinks that's a rockstar name and that... well it rocks.
So we [kinda] agree to knock off
and we [I] continue the tiring hunt for a stellar baby name.
Do you know that they have some pretty insane names out there?
There are websites dedicated to names inspired by everything under the son.
Names inspired by:
Olympic Gold Winners
Comic Book Characters
Country Super Stars
Anyway, I have a long list of names that are okay, but every time I imagine calling my son one of them I no longer like them.
That or a name you like is associated with someone you know either in a good or bad way.
My friends and family usually hate the names I pick out, which I'm used to and it doesn't bother me, but sometimes when I get semi excited over maybe having a possibility the ugly faces result in a turn off.
I've got everyone who knows I'm name hunting sending/texting me boy names, and the more I get the more I don't like.
Isn't that awful?
For a day I liked Anderson with Andy for short.
I mainly liked it because I like the way Adeline and Anderson sound together as well as Addie and Andy.
Then my friend called and asked how Anderson was doing today [meaning the baby] and I immediately hated the name because I can't see my son being named
It's not that I don't like the name, but I just don't like it for my son.
[Totally sorry if I'm offending any of you mom's with some of these names, I really like them for your sons!]
The baby's nursery is going to be done in a contemporary fish theme.
So then I got all brilliant and decided
Then I thought about it.
and well... you see the pattern here.
I thought about
Then I started thinking of songs for inspiration.
I found a whole lot of nothing there, and the ADD kicked in where I just started reminiscing about some of my favorite songs as a teenager or what not.
I remembered number 5 on an Emery album and how happy the song made me.
When Philip would pick me up from work he'd have the CD in and turned to that song, and I always got goosebumps.
That's a good name, right?
It makes me happy.
but my friends hate it, and someone told me it's more of a girl name.
still a sweet reminder of good times and that's more masculine right?
Emerson hasn't gotten good reviews from my friends either, but to be honest I don't care.
I like Emery and Emerson both.
Adeline and Emerson, yea that's cool.
I don't know if I love them yet, but I like them a lot.
and that's progress, people.
oh my and then there's a whole middle name conflict.
I'm not even going to go there yet. One name at a time!