Wednesday, July 18, 2012

What's in a name?

The hubs and I have pretty stringent criteria for naming our offspring...

We don't just choose names that we like we choose names that have a meaning that speaks to us, this came about when we choose TT's name because it was reminiscent of a late relative that we wanted to honour.  When we found out the meaning; well it was just too fitting not to use!

Along came pregnancy #2 and C-McC-to-be... when we found out that babe was also a boy we immediately picked a name.  A name that we referred to C-McC from 20wks until 34-35wks... when suddenly the hubs and I separately came to the conclusion that our chosen name for C-McC didn't have the same ooomph as his brother TT's name.  We realized that honouring our heritage/family wasn't our only criteria... the meaning had to be special and positive (to us). 

So with #3 on the way, we're on the hunt for the perfect name... Since this mama (and papa) feel that babe is of the female variety, we do have a girl name picked out... but a boy *sighs*... I think we may have used up the ones we love with our boys!

How do you choose names for your children?
Do you have a hard time getting your spouse/partner to agree?
Have you ever named your child in utero, only to change the name because it didn't feel right after babe was born (or as your pregnancy progressed)?

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  1. I had a feeling one day with my First preg. I can home from work and told my husband that it would be a girl and what her name should be. We had already agreed on a different name, he said whatever the name we picked is it. So when we had her he looked at her and said you were right.

  2. Mom-tuition is a powerful thing, isn't it?

    I have a friend-of-a-friend-of-a-friend, who's older child named babe... (in utero), the mama-to-be and dad-to-be both didn't like the name, until babe was born and then they just knew that big sister had picked the perfect name for their younger sibling.