Thursday, June 6, 2013

Blog Challenge Day 6: Baby Names

 As you know, if you've ever read my blog before, I had two kids, 4 year old Tyler, and 7 1/2 month old Alexander, whom we call AJ.  So I have made a few decisions on baby names, but let me tell you, they didn't come easily!

I put a lot of thought into naming things, especially my offspring!  I've thought about names for future children since I was little, but for the most part I was never set on anything!  When I got pregnant with Tyler, we found out we REALLY had trouble with names!  Our last name is short, one syllable, and begins with an "L".  To me, this is a huge stumbling block, because a lot more names have the "L" sound than you think!  To me, if that sound is too dominant in the first name, it doesn't sound good with our last name.  Add that to the normal preferences and personal vetos (because you knew someone with that name or someone else has already used it, yada yada) we really struggled.  Before my big ultrasound during my first pregnancy, we had settled on Tyler Nicholas for a boy and Abigail Nicole for a girl.  Nicole was my older sister's middle name, and I had always wanted to use it for my first child.  As we know, Tyler is a BOY, so there you go!  Tyler was actually a name we simply stumbled onto in a baby name book and liked!

Along comes baby number 2!  On ultrasound day, we had a girls name picked out, but no boys name!  Obviously, come day's end, we didn't need our chosen Annabelle Rose (Rose after my great grandmother), so we spent the next 10 weeks or so still trying to decided!  Eventually Alexander Jacob, aka AJ was chosen.  Alexander as a little bit of significance, as my mom was told she was having boy/girl twins when she was pregnant with Angie and me and she'd planned to name the boy "Alex".

So there you go!  Although there have been many names I've liked over the years (Caitlin, Ryan, Benjamin, Breanne, Sabrina, etc). I've never been stuck on any.  If we have more children in the future, it'll be back to the drawing board for their names!

What about you?  Any baby names stick out for you?

This is part of a June blog challenge started by Mommy Someday at Waiting for Baby. Pop over there and join in so I can learn these things about you!

1 comment:

Jennifer Juniper said...

I feel like naming is going to be so hard! I have a baby name app and any time I hear a name I like, I "favorite" it. That way I won't ever forget and I'll have a good list by the time I need it! :)