It has become a thing to do.
But not a chore as in cleaning the toilet.
What do we name our baby?
The books aren’t helping.
What letter do you start with? What gender do you start with? How will that sound with [last name]?
Yet it’s the question we are asked the most right after, “Are you having a boy or girl?”
We each have a boys and girls names list on the refrigerator. Trouble is? I’m eh on most of mine and double eh on most of Bub’s.
What to do?
We scoured our two name books last night. For me, it’s about association.
“What about Clarence?”
Then we move on to the next one.
Responses range from “I knew a girl named _____ and she was a hoochie” to “Too popular.”
I am not the type of person who knew at age 9 what I wanted my baby to be named, although I’ve given my teddy bear and doll names a second thought. But…eh. Teddy was Jimmy and Dolly was Sabrina.
This is hard.
So, those of you who do read me–lurkers or not–please share your favorite boy and girl names.
We need all the ideas we can get!
itsy bitsy mama