New Baby Ideas?
My husband, Wes, and I recently found out that I am Pregnant. We currently do not know of the baby’s gender but are attempting to think of a few names for each before we find out.
Being a writer who loves to come up with names to create characters, I thought the easy part would be to come up with names. The hard part would be narrowing it down. However, this wasn’t the case. I found plenty of names I loved, but I did not want to name my child it for one reason or another.
For example, I love the names Astrid and Astor. But I would never name my child that due to all the inappropriate nick names (“Assy” or “Ass” is not something I want to associate with my daughter).
Another reason is that they don’t flow correctly with the middle name I have chosen for them. If it is a girl, her middle name will be Mae, after my grandmother and great-great aunt and myself. If it is a boy, Adam, after my husband, Wesley Adam. Although I was pushing for the first born son to be a Jr., he argues otherwise. The middle name will have to do. Both names I thought would be so easy to flow with almost any name until my cousin suggested the name Aaron Adam and something about it didn’t sit well to me. And then, suddenly, a lot of names felt like they didn’t match up. also, the last name is Emmerson, and as much as I like names that end in “son,” I do not like combinations like Jackson Emmerson.
Also, I have a big thing for nick-names and I would like the name to be multi-syllable (ex. not Rose but Roslyn, not Ben but Bennett).
Another thing I find important is individuality. The middle names are already so normal and common, I want his or her first name to uncommon so when they go to school they will not have to be labeled “Insert-common-name-here E.” Still, I want the name to be practical and sound “noraml.” Something people can say easily and something about it seems common even though it is not.
With that in mind, any suggestions?