Friday, June 6, 2008

Committing to a Name

This little boy is going to have this name for the rest of his life. I think that this is one of the most important decisions we will have to make. That is a bit of an exaggeration...well maybe not.

What if you name him Bob and he looks like a Harry? What if you pick a name and that name comes with an awful nickname?

These are questions that run through my head.

I had a girl name all picked out. Brian actually liked it right off.

Unfortunately Brian did not like most of the boy names I picked. I always thought it would be cool to name my son Crash. When my last name changed, I saw my perfect opportunity. What does my husband think of the name Crash? Not a big fan.

I love Sebastian and Tristan. Brian thinks those are names that will get his son beat up.

Brian liked Jacob, which I liked also. It is the #1 most popular name right now though. I don't want him to be Jake C because all of the other kids on the playground are named Jake. He needs to have some uniqueness.

We agreed that the middle name would be William or Joseph after our fathers. We also agreed that we would pick whichever one sounded better and so we arrived at the day a few months ago where Brian finally picks up a baby naming book.

Benjamin Joseph......

On my list, but I am not 100% sure that I love it.

I keep hoping to wake up and know that this is his name. Or, better yet, find another name that we can both agree on.

Oh well! We may have another boy. Maybe I will have first dibs on the name next time around.


IVF 4 Dummies said...

I love the name Benjamin! Really, I do. I love Ben, Benny and Benji as nicknames. Look at all the options...woo!

Anonymous said...

Benji is a cute nickname!
Have you gone to You can enter names you like and it suggests other based on those. Maybe that will help you find a different name you love, or secure that all the other names suck.

LoLo Smith said...

I like Benjamin. Ben is a cute nickname and one that will grow with him. It fits for little boys and for men. I agree too many boys are names Jacob, I should know. I'm married to one..hahahaha.