This time around, we seem to be having trouble choosing a name.
Kaitlyn's first name was picked within a couple of days of finding out she was a girl, her middle name picked a few weeks later. After finding out she was a girl, I was determined to have a name! We went straight from the ultrasound appointment to Rite Aid where I picked up two of those 100,000+ and 30,000+ baby name books. We went through nearly that whole entire book before we had a name we could both agree on! Of course, the middle name was a lot harder. We chose Reagan shortly after former president Ronald Reagan passed away.
Matthew's name was decided on within a couple of days of discovering he was a he. I had a list of 10 names I loved. There were two Dusty didn't hate. He had a list of names he liked. We both had Matthew on our list and that was that. His middle name was the other name on my list he didn't throw out the window as fast as I could say it. It was easy.
Samantha was probably the easiest of them all. Dusty has had that name picked out since he was 12. I told him before we found out she was a girl that if it was a girl, he could have his Samantha Anne. Well, I think he meant Ann, but I like the added E, so that was my input.
This time, it hasn't been easy.
We've narrowed it down to two first names we both like: Charlotte and Penelope. We both have names that we like that the other doesn't love (me: Emily and Emma, him: Sarah and Allison). We both have middle names that we like, but nothing that we love. I have yet to hear a name that screams to me: That's it! Despite going through thousands and thousands of names. It has me half tempted to randomly pull letters out of a hat and invent our own name. Kaitlyn has made some suggestions: Carly, Victoria, Jeanette, Kat and Miranda are all the "real" names she's offered. Of course, there have been many more she offered that are not actually names and are rather things a child and adult would be tortured with as a name...
We've known she's a she for nearly a month. And at this point, she might just be named "Baby" with how far we're getting. Boy is it frustrating. I think it would be less frustrating if I wasn't anxious to order new Christmas stockings, or new wall decals with names on them for Samantha and the baby's room. Or, if I wasn't going to deliver in less than 5 months...
Any suggestions? What are your favorite names?