What is in a name? No one told me how difficult it would be to choose a name for this new little person that will be joining us soon. Knowing that our baby will be stuck with this name for the rest of his/her life makes for a great deal of pressure, resting on our shoulders.
When we first started discussing the topic of names we thought it would be easy. Well...not so much. Not only do Todd and I seem to disagree on every name that we think of. We also seem to have a very different idea of where this name should come from. I have been trying to think of names that are not common, but at the same time not so weird that people think..."That poor child." I have come up with what I think are some very good, strong names. Todd on the other hand seems to think that the name topic is the perfect time for him to suggest some of the most ridiculous names on the planet! Most of these names seem to come from famous sport figures of years past...more specifically his favorite baseball team - the New York Yankees.
So far some of his suggestions have included:
Mickey Mantle Menor
Babe Ruth Menor
And if it is a girl...Shaniqua Menor - not a famous Yankee player, just another goofy suggestion.
His intentions are to annoy me with his suggestions to the point that I refuse to discuss the topic any further. So most of our name conversations usually last no longer than 5 minutes, before I decide to leave the room. Therefore we have not made a great deal of progress so far. We have about 3 1/2 months left to agree on some names, so I think we better get to work!
Since I have recently been taking some advice from celebrities in the area of parenthood (thank you Britney) I thought I would continue this trend by looking at some names given to babies by their famous celebrity parents...
*Satchel - daughter of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen - did their baby look like a purse when it was born?
*Sage Moon Blood - son of Sylvester Stallone - maybe putting "Blood" in his child's name is a tribute to his Rocky movies
*Elijah Bob Patricus Guggi Q - son of U2's Bono - why BOB in the middle of all of that?
*Pilot Inspektor - son of Jason Lee (NBC's star of My Name is Earl) - that is just mean!
*Moxie Crimefighter - daughter of Penn and Teller magician Penn Jillette - what????
*Audio Science - daughter of actress Shannyn Sossamon - there really aren't any words!
Although these celebrities are offering a great deal of help (as to what NOT to name our baby), I think Todd and I will choose to go a bit more traditional. The decision as to what names we will settle on is still up in the air. That is why we want to enlist your help. Any suggestions? Feel free to comment on this blog entry with any names that you think we should consider. Whether they are serious suggestions or just goofy names that will make us laugh, we want to hear 'em!
Now for a quick update...I am in my 23 week. Next week we have the ultrasound. Look for some pictures to be posted late next week. Other than that, I am feeling great and looking forward to seeing our baby on a fuzzy black and white screen! Stay tuned for more updates...