If you are my friend on Facebook, you may have seen the title of this post as a status update. I am in quite a bind this time around with naming this unborn little sweet thing. If it is a girl, we may be okay. We can somewhat agree on girl names. If it is a boy, there isn’t such a positive outlook.
It started nearly 5 years ago with the birth of my son, John. Johnny (as we call him) was named after my dad and his name was never a question. I knew what I wanted it to be from the second I found out he was a boy. A girl name at that time was more difficult. With Joley, I was picking names I liked and Joley was that I immediately fell in love with. I had a few names that I was interested in and even a boy name. Now though, things are different.
I have two “J” babies. I want to keep the same letter now for this baby. In addition, I have a few hang-ups about names. I like names that can’t be shortened or are already short. For example, I would prefer to name my child Zach than Zachary. That is a bit different if I really like the longer name but, in general, that is my feeling. As you can imagine, this creates some difficulties.
It isn’t like there are a shortage of “J” names. There are a lot. The problem is that they are either too similar to what we already have (like Joel for a boy is too close to Joley) or they are just not my style. In addition, some names sound too “nicknamey” even though we like them as a name.
I know we won’t be able to please everyone with the name we choose… I would just like to be pleased myself. Again, I am thinking naming babies is overrated. My hope is that once we find out what we are having for sure (in about 8-9 weeks) we will be able to make a decision better but I will not be holding my breath on that one.