In reality, the reaction I usually get from suggesting a name is a nose wrinkle and a head shake or "Put it on the list" which just means he doesn't like it, but doesn't want to talk about it now and would rather delay his suffering. Our list currently has 11 names on it, which I think just shows how far we are from actually picking a name. I'm only 28 weeks pregnant, but I really don't want to go into the birth without a name because even with drugs, Kara in pain is not a reasonable person. Plus, post-birth hormones make me insane, like call my husband crying at 7am because the hospital cafeteria forgot to give me scrambled eggs with my breakfast...and I don't even like scrambled eggs.
One of my main problems with baby names is that a lot of the baby names that I like are really popular and I'm hesitant to pick a super popular name. I remember growing up with multiple Ashleys, Katelyns, and Amys and I don't really want our kid to have to deal with that. I could be wrong, maybe it's not so bad. It can't be as bad as having a name that no one can pronounce.
My other problem is that I think a lot of the popular names are strange. I'm not rich or poor enough to think "London" is a great name for a girl.
Oh, you named your baby London and you're insulted now?
So we have 12 weeks to figure this out (probably 13 since my body is stubborn like that) and I keep hoping for inspiration to hit and for both my husband and I to be like "That name is AWESOME!". Most of my Olympic watching has been name mining, but Olympians seem to have awful names like Misty. I'm having a baby, not buying a pony so I think I can pass on that one.
I'm pretty sure that 99% of our problem is that we're over-thinking the name issue. We look at from every angle, researching the origin and discussing any potential nicknames. By the time we're done tearing it apart, it's hard to still feel excited about a name. Plus, my husband is technically supposed to be picking the name, but he's really busy at work and grad school, so I'm "helping" but it's still really his ship to sail, so that frustrates me. I got to pick the name Faith, so I can't complain too much, but when the fetus feels like it will be the first baby to born by hollowing out a hole in my lower back, I start to think I should get to be a dictator in the name choosing election.
|The Republic of Karastan would be a fair and just land|
So here is where it gets fun for you. If you have a great girl name (or think you know what name we'd like), leave it in the comment section and I'm sure some of them will make "the list" and you could potentially be naming our fetus. My husband thinks our problem is that we haven't evaluated enough names, so this can only help.
Do you have a hard time coming up with names, or is it easy for you?