While Justin is pretty laid-back about it all...which he is with about everything I like (and which I adore about him), I have my strong opinions. Thankfully he has turned me down on some name ideas...because it's shortened my list.
My thoughts on names...
-something that will hold up with time and age
-for a girl...something girly
-for a boy...something masculine (not a unisex name...no offense if you like those)
-something biblical/faith related and/or something family-related
-if I know of someone with that name, I have a hard time going with it (I told you I'm picky)
-Justin and I are the only ones discussing it...and we aren't even sharing our likes and ideas...even our family won't know the name until we know what the gender is and are set on a name. We don't want to be persuaded in any way whether they would mean to or not.
-even though I'm not putting pressure on us...I would really like to have a name set in stone for either a boy or girl for when we find out what the gender is
-we would really like to stay away from nicknames (although I know it's almost impossible to do that)...and as we're thinking of names, we are thinking of all possible nicknames that could come from the name. So if we don't like the nickname...it's not an option for a name
You may be rolling your eyes at me at this point. Ha! Or you may be right with my on your own name-choosing "pickyness".
What we do know...
-the entire name (first and middle) if it's a sweet little girl
-the middle name if it's a boy
-we cannot decide on a boy name. oh my! it's not we can't agree...we just can't find one we fall in love with
-our boy middle name starts with a vowel...putting it with the beginning of our last name "G" causes a lot of first names to be out of the picture because we aren't giving our precious little boy a horrendous "word" with their initials
-I would like to plug my ears and I may or may not want to pray that I don't hear of a little girl being named what we are going with. Once May 16th hits, and if it's a girl, I'll be okay...because I'll already feel like that's "her name"...but before then when the name is still just a possibility...I just don't want to know! ;)
Our favorite resources right now are nameberry and The Complete Book of Baby Names. Have any baby naming resources to share? Please do!