I’ve been thinking about what I’m going to name my kids someday since I was little.
I had many dolls and animals. Their names were: Janie, Sarah, Doodles, Bocker, Beaker, Churton.
We have been bouncing around names for months now. There are a lot of beautiful names out there, but very few I can imagine actually choosing.
I tend to like names in 3 categories [So the name websites indicate!]:
H i p s t e r
A few of the girl names I like a lot [note Matt vetoed a few of these right away, but I’m including them for fun! We have a harder time liking the name girl names than boy names]
At least for now, I won’t get to use any of those!
Boy names we’ve tossed around have included [please note this list MAY or MAY NOT include the name we like the most at the moment, so I’m not really looking for feedback : )]
Max [Maxwell is Karen’s maiden name]
Davidson [nod to ye alma mater!]
Basil [pronounced like the herb, not like the Austin Powers character]
Churton [street I grew up on]
Boy names I’m finding are so much harder!!
My mom actually came up with the name Baker. Pretty appropriate for our family! In fact, she now calls the baby Baker Wheatsworth when she talks about him! I hope she’s not disappointed that Wheatsworth is not on the above list : )
Before we found out it was a boy, my Dad had suggested Dakota Savannah after our two most popular bakery items!
Karen suggested the name Breád Dakota. Here Bread is pronounced “Bree-ahd” in a fancy way.
Matt’s dad [Mark] likes Mark – but spelled non-traditionally for us new-age kids like this: “Mharche”
One thing’s for sure: we won’t be sharing the name with anyone until he is born!
Lastly And Lastly
And another non-negotiable: we’re hyphenating his last name to Younger-Monson. This isn’t up for debate, so while I know many of you probably have strong opinions about hyphenation, I’d appreciate it if you kept them out of the comments because we’re definitely hyphenating. We don’t think hyphenated names are the most beautiful either, but neither of us could imagine not having our last name as part of our son’s.
Since we got married, our families call us the “Younger-Monsons” and we both think that order of names sounds better than Monson-Younger. We debated for a split second to do something super creative and become the Youngsons, but since both Matt and I are very attached to our last names (why neither of us changed them to the other’s upon marriage) we didn’t think that choice really made sense, as it would mean a new identity for not only the baby but for us as well.
I WOULD like to hear your favorite boy + girl names! We haven’t really made a decision yet and I love hearing all the cool names out there.
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