Last week, the Civee and I found out that our baby on the way is a girl.
We’re both happy about this, and I have to admit, knowing this will cut down on a lot of disagreements within our household. We’ve had a girl’s name in mind for many years. On the other hand, when it comes to a boy’s name, we’ve only recently agreed on one that we both like.
I take naming our child very seriously. Because of this, I was a bit more sensitive to some of the boys names out there. Some names were rejected because they didn’t flow right. Others reminded me of kids I grew up with, and I refuse to name my child after the kid who was smelly or one who beat me up at any time.
At the same time, there were a bunch of names that I liked that got an immediate veto from the Civee. Here are some of them (including first and middle name combinations when applicable):
- George Herman
- Henry Louis
- Mickey Charles
- Jerome (or this Jerome)
- Benjamin Linus
Those are just some of the names that the Civee has rejected. Of course, she could forget these if and when there’s a next time to talk about boy’s names.
(And no, I won’t tell you what the boy’s name we liked was or what our daughter will be named. I fear for my life should I spill the beans).
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So what names are on your short list for girls?
Oddly enough Lando was rejected here as well. You could go 24 on the name and go with Chloe.
I can’t say what’s on the short list, but sadly, Shemp did not make the first cut.
I’ve thought of Chloe, but I’m not a huge fan of alliteration.
Did not take the last name into consideration. I’m with you, it drives me a little crazy that I did not realize that both Logan and Lucy were the same. I know Lucy is the dog, but still. If we have another child it will not begin with L.
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