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I have been waiting my entire blogging career for this moment.
For as long as I can remember my favorite topic OF ALL TIME is baby names. Lauren (my BFF) and I have discussed baby names weekly for the entirety of our relationship and often take guesses (read: place bets) on what we think other people will name their babies. I’ve had a list on my phone since I was in high school. #oops
But now that a baby could come at any time for us can you imagine the floodgates that have opened!? Imagine it. And then times that by 1,000. I think if I text Jeff one more baby name he’s going to back out of the whole deal. Haha!
We are trying to be prepared with a shortlist of girls names and boys names so that we at least have that prepared. I’ve basically been living my life on Nameberry but I know there are one zillion names we haven’t thought of. So who wants to help a girl out!?!?
Here’s the dealio on what we like:
1. We like names that are not too common but not super out there/unusual either. I love a classic that could be re-invented, either for a different gender or with a different spelling or iteration or modern twist. Also love names that sound really kind or sweet.
2. We love nicknames. Really really want good nickname opportunities!
3. Don’t forget the Mindell factor. It’s a tough name to pair things with.
4. My favorite thing to think about when talking baby names is this trick, that I read a million years ago: Picture your friend is setting you up on a blind date and only told you their name. What would you think of them? (So good, right!?)
Now wanna give us some baby name suggestions!?!? Help!! We especially need boy names (can’t seem to agree at all on those) but you can hit me with both boys + girls! Seriously I can’t WAIT WAIT WAIT to hear your suggestions!! Leave ’em below!!!
p.s. Fun fact: If you haven’t noticed, if there is ever a printable/place card/place for a name on the blog where a name is needed, Emma is almost always included. It’s always been one of my faves. 😉