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So apropos of Dannette's comment, we do have to come up with a name for this critter.
We're plowing through some lists of baby names and are working on a short list.
We have some time left to go, so in the spirit of many heads being better than two, we figured we'd open the floor if anyone wants to weigh in.
We won't pick one for sure until he's here, and until then I need some way to refer to him, so: maybe little Barack, for now. ;)10 comment(s)
do you have any criteria???? length, number of syllables, ability to shorten/create a nickname, ease of spelling, etc...
We don't have many absolute criteria actually -- I have a vague preference for names of more than one syllable... One challenge is that we know too many damn people, and so namespace collisions have come up frequently (can't name him X, so-and-so's kid is named X.. can't name him Y, we don't like the 'Y' that we know.. can't name him Z, Z will think he named him after him... hehe... and so on..)
If all those criteria leave you with no name, I think it's ok to give him someone else's name and let them think what they want:) Just please do not name him Ethan or Evan. I swear, there are too many Ethans and Evans running around these days.
Here I am at work, listening to some old a cappella songs from Wash U and I come across some fantastic arrangements of "Dust in the Wind", "We Can Work It Out", "Right Here, Right Now", etc.
I've already told Medley in IM of my preference for family names; I really like the idea of naming babies *after* someone. She says that's on your list, but you're still looking, so....
my boy picks that got shot down for various reasons were: Milo, Gregory, Eli and Alexander. i'm pretty sure we're done, so i'll offer up Linus too.
Linus is interesting.
If you go with Linus, you can't pick Torvalds as the middle name!! (well, you CAN, I suppose - heh)
if we had a boy, we would have gone with Daniel as the middle name - it is the middle name of both of our fathers, but that's not to say that Pete didn't consider Torvalds for at least a moment.
Name it Primary. The next kid is Secondary. If you have a third, Tertiary. See how simple it all is?Add a comment...
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