So, we’ve got a bit of a dilema! We’re three days away from Fealy Bub Number 4’s due date and we still don’t have any idea of names for this little one. With our other three kids we had a Top 5 boys/girls names by this point that we took in with us to hospital and made the final decision when we saw bub. We don’t know what sex baby is – we have always opted for the suprise factor with all of our kids and to be honest that is the only thing that gets me through labour, the excitement to see what new little person will be joining our family!!
I don’t know why we are finding it so hard this time round to choose a name! Maybe it’s knowing that this will probably be the last child’s name we get to choose? Maybe we’ve used up all the names we really liked after three kids? Maybe it’s because now we are surrounded by so many friends and family who all have kids and all the names we like are already in use? I have to admit that we don’t make things easy for ourselves. You see – I have a bit of a thing about four letter names. Matt, Jess, Jack, Toby and Lexi – see – four letters for all of us!
When Jack was born we didn’t have the four letter name rule – Matt just had always loved the name Jack and so that was how it was. By the time Toby came along though, I’d somehow got it into my head that I wanted to stick with the four letter names for our family and so our little rule was born. We’re adding a bit of an extra naming convention to Bub No 4 too (I know, I know – a little kinda crazy going on here!) in that I don’t want a name ending in ‘I’ or ‘Y’ sound, we’re looking for a strong ‘full stop’ type sounding name to finish on! Oh, and the other thing? It has to ‘match/go’ with the rest of our names – it has to fit in, you know?? Not asking much now are we!!
So although we love Abby, Gaby, Lucy, Mily and Body, they are all out of the running. As are Kate, Beth, Kira, Bree, Brad and Adam which we also really like, but they are already in use in the family! Georgia, Charlotte, David, Max and Sam are favourite names too but they are out of contention due to not meeting the 4 letter rule! Can you see our problem??? We’re being very fussy I know, but names are so important don’t you think? We are not the type to go for anything to out there like ‘Apple Sauce’ or ‘Weekend’ or ‘Wolfgang’ – we definitely fall into the more traditional names category.
We need help!! Does anybody have some ideas for us? Are we nuts with all our little naming rules? Did anybody else out there have some little quirks or conventions when it came to naming your kids??
Oh and of course, the other tricky bit with this naming business is that we actually have to agree on a name we both like – that’s a whole other problem hehehehe!