Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Name Game

I am 20 weeks pregnant and even though my husband refuses to discuss name choices until he knows whether the baby is a boy or a girl, I still want to get them down on paper.

I am 99.9% sure this baby is a girl. I just have a feeling based on how this pregnancy is going. I have felt completely different, haven't been as sick or tired and have felt pretty good! Based on that, my body has either adjusted to being pregnant, or it's a girl. I vote for the latter.

At any rate, these are my favorite name choices. Jason hates almost all of them but that's okay. I have my opinion and I am allowed to like them.

Girl Names

Josephine (Josie for short)

Boy Names

William (Will for short)

Those are my top three names for each. Here is the problem. Sophie is beautiful but paired with Swanson, it just sounds too "sing-songy". Will is great, but you know when you have a William, people are going to call him Billy or Bill. Both of which I HATE. Even though Jack is a simple, short name, people still feel the need to give him a nickname: Jackie. I loathe this and cringe every time someone says it.

Based on how long it took us to come up with Jack's name, I have a feeling we will be waiting until the last minute this time too. We fought almost up to the bitter end. I desperately wanted to name him Emmett but my husband just couldn't fall in love with that name. Instead, he compromised and said we could use Emmett as a middle name and what about Jack as a first name? I immediately fell in love.

Just like last time, we will be keeping this baby's name a secret. Likely it won't be any one of the names above because like I said, my husband hates almost all of my name choices.

1 comment:

  1. I like them all, and Nora (no h) is in my top 3 as well! When do you have your u/s to find out the gender?