No. I mean really...How do you decide?
I think that Henry and I thought that we would be all about using family names.
My name, my Late Grandfather's name, and my Uncle's name is William. I go by Joel. My Grandfather was Willie. My Uncle is Sammy.
Henry's Grandfather's name was Manuel or Manolo.
I though I had it sewed up in my head...William Manolo Amador-Batten.
That was it...when the idea of naming a child was just that...an idea.
But I don't want to call a kid Will, Willie, Bill, or Manny. I just don't.
Who knew that someone, who thought that they'd always be so traditionalist when it came to naming a kid, would throw the idea out the window??? I always imagined it being such a show of respect and love to name a child like this. I still believe that. But, maybe it's just not for us.
So, being obsessive as I am naturally inclined to be, I buy a book of baby names. A giant one!!!
I go crazy looking. I make a short list. I harass Henry into making a list, at first. He slowly gets into it.
Now, we're suggesting names to one another, shooting down each other's ideas, and trying to figure out what the hell to call a kid.
At this point we've moved a little past the initial craziness of the "pregnancy situation" that we are currently involved in. It's a lot to handle on an intellectual and emotional level.
This post probably won't see the light of day until we're a little closer to our due date.
We are, though, letting ourselves have just this little bit of fun, amid the uncertainty we're living with at the moment. We have time.