Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Child #1 and Child #2

Richard and I are making practically zero headway in the Naming Baby #2 Department. Richard tends to be a more traditional, where I tend to like more unusual names, so we're having a very hard time agreeing on almost anything this time around.
Since time has flown by, and I expect the second half of my pregnancy to FLY by as well, I'm starting to feel the pressure, so I decided to take my concerns to Rich last night.
I started by saying, "Rich, we have to start getting serious about picking some names for the new baby. I don't want to give it a run of the mill, average name, because our kids are special. We both liked the name Shirley because it's so unusual, interesting and a little old-fashioned--"
"Yeah, but don't you think it would be confusing if they're both named Shirley?"


I guess I walked right into that one.

9 comments:

Jodi said...

I feel your pain. We could NOT agree on a name for number two either! I can't imagine how hard number three will be, if there is one.

angie said...

oh that richard. not much gets by him, does it?

Jolene said...

i love erin-richard convos. you guys crack me up!

Jenny said...

Just when you're trying to have a serious conversation. lol

carole said...

I did a little research about "Shirley" and found some corresponding boy names that were popular at the same time "Shirley" was enjoying its peak of popularity (1930s). The directly corresponing male names were: William, Thomas, Joseph, James, Richard and Donald. Charles was in the popular mix at that time too, so I am suggesting Richard Charles for a boy. As the differentiation between his dad and his grandpa, you could call him Rich, Richie, or Charlie. (Shirley and Charlie sound great together I think.) So that's my boy suggestion.

For a girl, it's a lot tougher I think. Some fun names are Vivian, Lucy, Katherine, Muriel, Marian, Dorothy, Lillian (a personal favorite), etc., etc. Hard to choose. My sister didn't pick names for some of her babies (she has six) until after they were born because she wanted to meet them and pick a name that matched their personality. One kid didn't get named until the legal deadline was upon them. He was known as Pin Wintz until then, because that's what his older brother wanted to name him. he still gets called that occasionally.

Happy name hunting!

kathaleend said...

Go back to the basics. Brett Favre Desvousges is where you started last time. Although I do think Carole's suggestions are much better. Bitty Wee might be a tough name to grow up with!

Lis said...

I've always been fond of the name Nathaniel. It's classic but different. Also you could always go with Methusilah (spelling?) heh.

Melissa said...

How about Milicent? Mili for short :)

Seriously though, some ones I like are Emelia, Nadine, and Claire....

Anonymous said...

Erin, your great-great grandfathers name (on you mother's side) was William Montgomery. (right Kath?) You will have to check with your mom for other male and female family names of that era.........
Good luck.

Pam