I am pregnant with my third girl. Many of you know this. Some of you might not. Fine.
I am six months along and staring down the final three months of what is likely my final pregnancy. Time is flying. I know that is a cliche and I know that as a writer and as a person, it is advisable to avoid platitudes, but you know what? Time is flying. About this, I have mixed feelings. On the one hand, I am eager to meet my littlest girl. On the other hand, I am desperate to slow the passage of moments, to relish this anticipatory phase, to memorize this place.
But this is not a post about time. No. It is a post about names.
My baby needs one. A name. A good one. An unusual, but not wacky one. A name that fits well with my other girls’ names.
And so. I need your help. Husband, dear man, can only tolerate so much of this baby-naming discussion and so I am turning to you. The tricky thing here is that most of you do not know the names of my girls. Patently, this has been purposeful. My aim, from the beginning, has been to protect my babes and to that end, I have kept their names (and faces) a mystery.
I am not suddenly going to reveal the names of my children, but I will offer similar names to give you a sense of our style. For purposes of this post, assume that we have children named Rowan and Harlow. Pretty cool names, huh? I think so. Again, these are not the names of our kiddos (Rowan Rowley? That would not be nice!), but should give you some flavor of what we are seeking.
So. Help me. I know you all have baby names you love. I know you are all brimming with ideas. I know you all want to help me name the creature inside me who now kicks me kindly.
Ready. Set. Name her.
**Short. Sweet. (Desperate.) So I have more minutes to read your words – in the comment box and at your blogs.**
Do you have any baby name suggestions for me? Ideally, we are looking for relatively obscure, unisex, names from Irish/Scottish/English origin. That said, we are open to all ideas! How did you name your children? How important do you think it is that your kids’ names go well together? Do you think women are more into this name game than men are or is this just a reality in my home?