Saturday, June 28, 2008


I think part of the problem is that we saw Joshua really clearly at his ultrasound - great profile, etc. We looked at him and named him then - the name was on our list, but like #4. But he looked like a Josh. And when he came out, he looked like the ultrasound - he still looked like a Josh.

This time, the jumping bean wouldn't look at us at all. She actually covered her face with her hands and turned away. So I didn't really get to see her face. And I'm struggling to commit because she might come out and I'll go, "Ooh, she's not a Charlotte at all." Or whatever. I actually contemplated doing the 4D ultrasound just to get another look and chickened out after seeing the Bradley ultrasound video.

For the record, Charlotte actually isn't even on the list anymore, despite my liking it. I somehow married a man who stayed 12 years old on the inside...this means that every name I suggest has to make it through the name-rhyming game. So Charlotte the Harlot - not so much. Don't even get me started about Felicia - you can imagine I'm sure.

So bottom line - I haven't seen her, my husband is a prepubescent teenager, and we're still nameless with 10 weeks to go.

Okay, give me some feedback. When did you name your children - while pregnant? After they were born? Did you have a list? Did you change your mind?

Thursday, June 19, 2008

If only we were celebrities

Nate's favorite name? Moxie Crimefighter. I kid you not. Penn Jillette named his daughter that a few years ago, and Nate fell in love.

No wonder I can't pick a name - how can I compete with Moxie freaking Crimefighter?

Monday, June 16, 2008

What's in a name?

I find myself completely confounded at the prospect of naming this little one. It's important to me that not only does it sound good on the surface, but that it has a really good meaning. Shakespeare said, "That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." But is that true?

A few that I've liked fell off the list quickly when I found out they meant things like bitter or tiresome. Seriously...who in good conscience could give their daughter a name that means those things? I happen to believe that the name bears real significance - that it's one of the first real identifying characteristics we place on our children, and that the name we speak over them has life in it. And so I'm stuck.

I am 40,000 names deep into my 75,000 baby names book. I have a long list of maybes, but none that really sing to me yet. I have 11 weeks to go - let's pray that changes soon!

Monday, June 9, 2008

South Haven

We're back from camping with the Surowiecs. Lots of lightening and rain, but lots of fun too. And maybe the worst sunburn I've ever had.