Wild About Baby Names
Submitted by Angela_pc
Choosing the perfect baby name is a big deal. Well, duh! It's only something that most moms-to-be spend the full nine months obsessing over, and then some. When I was first pregnant, I imagined cooing my baby's name during late-night feedings, and how my firstborn's name would look printed on a baby announcement.
Fast-forward to a few years later, when I'm yelling first, middle and last names when my kids do the unimaginable. Or cut to me, barefoot in the dark, cursing my child's precious name after stepping on left-out Legos, or a Barbie shoe. Yeowch! Honestly, those doodads should come with a warning label: Caution! May cause extreme foot pain and profanities to parents!
In the case of my second child, I had carefully selected a list of
three names still to choose from for my son when my labor started. And at the hospital, while under the gooey, feel-no-pain of an epidural, I agreed to let the hubby make the final choice. I distinctly remember thinking—what could it hurt? I'm sure it’ll be fine! It was
only the next day that I realized he’d chosen a name from the eliminated list, not the top three! Oh well, it’sfine. Really, I am hardly bitter at all
ParentsConnect parents have the inside track on picking the perfect baby name, between our awesomely devoted baby-name
community and the brand spanking new Baby Name Addicts
group, hosted by the ultra-fabulous, resident Name Pro Anabel!
I love, love, LOVE this conversation---Bad
Baby Names, because we all know a Pete Moss
It reminds me of when my daughter was in first grade, and the school sent her class list home. I discovered that one of her classmates was named Heaven Leigh Angel. (Umm... future stripper name?)
Here are a few other message board convos I love:
is looking for suggestions to go with “Violet”, can
you help her out?
is wondering if her daughter is going to hate her for giving her a bad
set of initials, what do you think?
Happy Baby Naming, everyone!