Chrissy and I have a girl’s name picked out. Since we are planning on a boy per usual, a girl name sort of sits behind the glass with the little hammer hanging by a chain. It will be a genuine, 5-alarm emergency if we need to go to girl prep mode. Yikes. It will be like introducing a new species to a island; you can never imagine what might happen [actually it reminds me of this story]. A little girl in this house would be dramatic.
A few months ago, I did meet a very kind pastor who assured me that when his little girl was born into his house with five or six boys, their world was radically altered in a wonderful way. I’m going to need to take him to lunch to get the full scoop.
Anyway,we are all out of boy’s names.We want our boys to have names that are:
- Unique but not zany, and
- Important because they…
- Mean something important, or
- Remind us of someone we love, or
- Remind us of someone we want our boys to emulate
- And are fully masculine
Then there are minor points such as syncopation/flow, not preferring alliteration with last name (or we would jump on the name Bradford) and ease of shortening.
So far, we have named a Karsten Micah, Haddon Elliot, Lincoln Gabriel, and Knox Carter. Since we are planning on having a boy, we would love your help. Due date is currently July 30th.
I received some good input on FaceBook. Feel free to duplicate your answers here if you so wish. Oh, and you know I am a sucker for the Pilgrims and Puritans, so have fun reading, but not suggesting, names from the following list.