Friday, April 20, 2012

Baby Namin'

We are horrible at naming children. It took us until day 4 in the hospital to finally give Henry a name and fill out his birth certificate. He went from Dean to Henry to Mendelssohn to Gabriel to Johann to Mendelssohn (I was going through a Jewish history phase) and then finally to Henry.

We over-think every aspect of it, and whether it seems true or not, we are both people pleasers in a lot of aspects and don't want everyone to hate our kids' names.

So while there is a name that has stuck for a while now for this little one, everyone we've told hates it but it's really the only one that has stuck, so maybe that's what she wants to be called, who knows.

Anyway, for fun I decided I should put a poll on here, it's over to the right, so please go ahead and vote on some names. It'll just be fun to see!

5 comments:

Maren said...

It took us 3 days to name our guy...I LOVE the name Evelyn. It's probably my favorite girl's name, but it is way too trendy right now for me. :( I also love Amelia but it is also trending, sigh. Miriam is our top girl name so I like that one too. :) Though Carnivore Hobo has a certain je ne sais quoi...

Kelly Wecker said...

I remember talking to you in front of the temple sophomore year about how much you liked the name Eleanor :)

Bryan and Natalie said...

Evelyn or Amelia!!! I LOVE those names, but Bryan doesn't so I've been fighting to keep them on our girls names list.

Joshua and Rachel said...

Naming is hard. But I am sure you guys will do fine. I think you have chosen some good names.

Bryan and Natalie said...

What about Gwyneth instead of Gwendolyn? (like gwyneth paltrow)