maarmie's musings

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Names, names, names

How does anyone come up with a name for their child? I mean, this decision is going to likely stick with the kid for its whole life. I believe it will influence how the child is perceived and who the child ultimately becomes. That belief in mind, this is a huge decision to be made, and quick. We have to pick a name within three weeks of the baby's birth.

Because we've been told by two different ultrasound technicians that it's a girl, we've only really talked about girl names. For a long time, we were stuck on the name Hunter - after Hunter S. Thompson, the gonzo journalist who loved drugs and guns and died by making a new hole in his head with a bullet. Hm.....perhaps not the best start to give a kid?

Still, we love everything written by the guy, and we love the name. Loved the name? The charm is kind of wearing off. So, we've come up with a few more, some liked by both of us, some just by me.

Caitlin (both)
Camden (me)
Bronwyn (both)
Hunter (both)
Keegan (me)
Ainsley (me)
Bryn (me)
Dylan (both)
Rhys (me)
Elliot/Eliot (both)
Nieve (both)

Personally, I'd like to go with Caitlin Elliot Hunter Dylan Smith. Then, she can go by any of several kick-ass names, the one she favors the most. Is it considered child abuse to give a child so many?


Anonymous said...

My daughter has four names in addition to the last. She kind of likes its uniqueness. Have you noticed that 3 out of 4 in your grouping are usually boys names?

Personally, I like Bronwyn. I've never heard it before but it sounds beautiful and ancient. M.

dianeinflorida said...

Make sure you check the initials! I know you don't believe in monograming but who knows she might register at Tiffany's or Williams Sonoma and you would want her to have beautiful monogrammed linens...

maarmie said...

Right, right. Gotta keep those monogrammed linens in mind!

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