I am days away from having my baby and I can honestly say we have not chosen a name yet for him.
Since finding out I was pregnant, the question “Have you chosen any names?” has been asked about 100 times. While people mean well, they literally don’t believe me when I say “Oh, not really. It’ll come to me eventually.”
They’re almost shocked that it APPEARS I haven’t considered it. Well, I have.
In the age of Facebook, almost every name I like has been chosen for a baby who appears in my news feed daily, or is the name of a student of my mom or sister’s, (they’re both teachers and associate names with behavior) or it’s someone’s kid’s name at work. This is not to say I wouldn’t choose one of those names, I have just received plenty of opinions from people about what they like and don’t like.
When I had my first child, we had two names we loved that we took with us to the hospital and we decided we’d look at our baby first before we named her. We ended up combining the names and went with Chloe Reese. I loved it then and I love it now. I would name her that same name all over again if I needed to.
This time we have quite a few names, but none of them sing to me like Chloe’s name did. I’m hoping that changes once I see him, because I’m panicking just a bit that I’ll be in the hospital for few days and we’ll still be referring to him as “Baby brother.” Using that name any longer is a little too Berenstein Bears for me.
All of this name talk is, of course, peanuts to worry about in the scheme of life. But right now it’s the only thing I can focus on because thankfully, everything else is squared away! No loose ends to tie up, all I can do is sit and wait. Can’t complain there!
So, as I wrestle with the name game, I’m wondering how long it took other people to name their children.
Did you know right away when you found out what you were having? Or did you wait to see the baby like me before you chose one?
No matter what his name is, he will be loved to the moon and back and we’ll all be blessed to have him in our lives.