As I mentioned before, we’re pretty sure that our new baby is going to be a girl. Stuart and I have a few names that we *mostly* agree on, but for the most part, we are lacking in any real inspiration when it comes to choosing the name of our future daughter.
I really do find the task of naming a child quite daunting indeed. I’m sure that all the Bertha’s, Betty-Joe’s and Mary-Lou’s of the world are none-to-pleased with the choice that their parents made for them (if this is your name by the way, I do apologise, and offer my deepest condolences!) So I do not want to end up naming our child something that she will not like. I am so happy that my parents chose the name Catherine for me. It is classic, elegant and beautiful (if I do say so myself!)
When Liam was born, we left the hospital the next day, with our little bundle in tow, yet, he remained nameless for days. A new baby doesn’t always look like anyone really. They have yet to show you their personality, and you know virtually nothing about them. In retro-spect, I am glad we chose the name Liam for our son, and despite it’s seemingly enormous popularity, I really do think it suits him.
This being said, if anyone has a great suggestion for a girl name (not you Dad, “Lewanda-Fay” does not count! And Keep them coming Kristi!) please pass them on…we can use alll the help we can get 🙂
It’s magic, dreaming of names. I think the clue is in your own words: “classic, elegant and beautiful”. Love Mom
Darien is good name for a girl. it’s from this poem by Keats… (Chapman was a translator)
Upon Reading Chapman’s Homer
Much have I travell’d in the realms of gold,
And many goodly states and kingdoms seen;
Round many western islands have I been
Which bards in fealty to Apollo hold.
Oft of one wide expanse had I been told
That deep-brow’d Homer ruled as his demesne;
Yet did I never breathe its pure serene
Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold:
Then felt I like some watcher of the skies
When a new planet swims into his ken;
Or like stout Cortez when with eagle eyes
He star’d at the Pacific–and all his men
Look’d at each other with a wild surmise–
Silent, upon a peak in Darien.
Hope you don’t mind me reading your blog. I checked out Stuart’s.
I agree with your mom, there are enough problems in life without having to face a dodgy name and having to explain it! My sister in law named her daughter Naveah…..she always says ” it’s heaven spelt backwards” well it’s obviously not!!!
I like Sarah, Samantha, Sally, Erin, Caroline, Hayley or Haley, Imogen is different, Jill, Lauren, Lucy, Stephanie, Tori, I guess I like quite a lot! Very daunting.
Kathryn ( the spelling issue will come up as well!!! )
“Classic, elegant and beautiful”, as your mom said, is definately something to keep in mind. I think you should also go for orginality. I can’t count the number of Jen’s (or Jenny’s) I went to school with.
Also, don’t pick something where the gender is even remotely questionable. You would think Dawn is pretty clearly a female name, but its constantly misspelled “Don”, and then people think I’m a guy 😛