We have passed the half way mark! I am twenty four weeks pregnant now. Although I feel like we have a long way to go, I am in planning mode. What kind of stroller should we get? Disposable or cloth diaper? Do I go with a sling or a carrier? All of these things seem far less important than the simple task of naming our child. Oh, but it is not so simple! I feel a bit overwhelmed having the power to name a person. It is a big responsibility.
We want to be surprised with the gender so we have to have two names at the ready on delivery day. My husband and I have thrown around a few names and have actually agreed on most! Maybe this won’t be so hard…
I have some particular criteria:
We would like the name to be French, but easy for the anglophone to pronounce (my husband is from Quebec and I’m the anglophone). I have always loved French names, but I don’t want to mispronounce my own child’s name! It’s a bit tricky.
I would like it to be popular but not that common. I was always one of four Sarah’s in my class. My name was “Sara without an H” for ten years! I don’t need it to be completely original, though. While I appreciate interesting names, I think the person brings character to any name.
Well, that is really my only criteria. This should be a breeze…
When choosing a name, did you tell people your ideas before your little one came? I am finding that I do blurt out my ideas to friends and family and on more than one occasion I have had a name nixed by someone. “Oh, I knew a Sophie and she was a real so and so”. Names are so personal!
Where did you find ideas for names? I have looked online, in books, asked family (the french side!) and taken ideas from my personal life. My favourite name of the moment, for a girl, is from my favourite movie.