Oct 28, 2014
Baby names! Such a huge responsibility entrusted to two twenty something year olds. You are giving them the name they will say "here" to on their first day of real school. What they bubble in on their SAT's, what the Price is Right will call out when they get their chance to play. BIG things!! So with this fourth baby we decided to go ahead and let Ace name him or her. How thoughtful of us right? I mean he is four, he has friends at school with some pretty decent names. He has named all his stuffed animals, and little army men. It's just time he starts contributing to this family. So the other night he asked what the baby's name was. I told him we weren't really sure yet, but I would love for him to give me some ideas. He ran so fast to grab his notebook, where keeps all his latest and greatest ideas. So we sat down and brainstormed. This is what he came up with ^^
Not bad right? Pretty gender specific if you ask me. Which by the way we do not know the gender just yet. Making that appointment is on my list of things to-do. Sorry baby numero cuatro, tis your life now. But we should be prepared anyway, I mean we got a 50/50 chance here.
On a more serious note, Ace is not naming the baby. But he thinks he is so we are going to let him continue with that train of thought. But we really do need to think of a name. Ace and Avalon came easy to us. We knew from day one that if we had a boy his name would be Ace. Avalon was of course the girl name we picked out five years ago. Pierce's name became his name 24 hours before I went into labor, and I text Chris while he was in OCS to let him know the change. I mean he wasn't going to be at the birth so I figured a simple heads up would be fine. Thankfully he agreed with the last minute switch and all is well. Now we find ourselves with a little bit of a challenge, we semi agree on a boy name. And we have no girl name....at all. Not a one. See when you give the rest of your children non-traditional names, you have to continue with that theme. Even though we have thrown out the idea of a John. Not a bad name at all, but he might look at us later and say John? You have Ace, Pierce, Avalon, aaaand John? Do you see the dilemma or are we just crazy? -and to be noted still no girl name.
I will admit that I am the one with the most outrageous names, and Chris has to rein me back in and say "you know he or she will interview for a job someday". Now our middle names have always been family names, so we aren't too out there. But I open it up for discussion!! Tell me how did you pick a name? Did you search babynames.com? Did you go off the meaning of a name? Family name? Great great grandfather's sister's name? Lay it on me, I'll have Ace go get his notebook.