Naming your child is one of the most important decision you’re ever going to face, and it’s a huge responsibility to give this new human being a name that they’re going to have for the rest of their lives. You don’t want to get this one thing wrong.
We found naming our oldest 2 fairly easy. They both had their names by 25 weeks pregnant. Our 3rd wasn’t named until after she was born and so far we only have a list of names for this little boy.
I’ve really found that the more children I have, the harder they are to name. I like old fashioned traditional names, as well as modern names. The last thing I want is my child going to school with several other people named the same. Unfortunately, we went a bit wrong there when naming A as it seems a rather popular choice!
It’s also difficult when neither of you can agree! I have a huge list that I continuously add to. P dismisses most of the names on the list. Then thinks he’s being funny and/or helpful by suggesting just plain silly names!!
Middle names are easier. J has P’s name as his middle name, K’s middle name is after P’s mum and A’s middle name is a shortened version of mine and what I used to call myself growing up (I hated my name!).
How did you come up with your child’s name? Do you prefer traditional or more modern names?