Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Naming a Baby

Well, it was easy with Christopher. I had spent my whole life imagining baby names, so when I was FIVE weeks pregnant, I made Johnny sit down and decide on a name with me. We wrote out our favorites, compared lists and decided on Christopher for a boy, Audrey for a girl. 33 weeks later, we hear "It's a boy!" and he is instantly Christopher James.

It has not been that easy with this pregnancy. Maybe because I know it is my LAST time deciding on a baby name? Maybe because I know it is a girl, so it makes the name more real or something? Maybe because Johnny is a huge name rejector and says NO to everything I come up with? Anyway, we are down to the wire - 4 weeks until my due date!

So, I will add a little poll to the blog, feel free to vote on your favorite - NO NEGATIVE COMMENTS PLEASE. Remember - you may hate the name and feel like I should know you hate it - but in the back of my mind, I remember every bad thing everyone has said about the names, and it can get awkward if the name we choose is the name you told me you think is boring or stupid or reminds you of a trampy girl from high school...

6 comments:

Mandee said...

I think they are all beautiful names! Personally I like the sound of Christopher and Caitlyn together! But outside of Christopher, I like the name Brynn. Those are my votes!! Here's to a hopefully quick 4 weeks!!

Anonymous said...

If you wanted Audrey if your 1st one was a girl, why don't you just use that now??

Johnny, Sarah and Christopher said...

Audrey was the name of THAT baby, not THIS baby.

Arin Kunkle said...

I think all of the names on your list are lovely. I envy your ability to name your baby before she's born.

I have three kids now and we couldn't decide for each of them until they were almost a day old. For my youngest, we decide to let the kids help with deciding on a name. Taking the chance of both of them coming up with crazy or silly names was worth it. They both ended up picking perfect names and they were happy they were included in the decision.

I voted for Noelle first and then I saw that you had picked Nicole for her middle name. I voted again this time for Brynn. You can't go wrong no matter what name you choose. It's your baby and she's gonna love it no matter what because you chose it.

The Ledfords said...

You are cracking me up!

Jane said...

I like, in order:
Elise, Noelle, Caitlyn, but really, all of them are great Sarah- I don't strongly prefer any of them over another! It's really a hard decision with so many good choices.
No matter what you call her, she will be lovely in every way- she's got great parents, so she can't really lose.
What's in name? Really it's what will be inside her that counts most!