As I was looking for some ancient sound cues stored somewhere in unearthed files, I stumbled on a file called, "Names We Like." It was dated a few weeks after we found out we were pregnant with Lily, our first born. I was good and didn't delete any of the names on the list, as embarrassing as some of them were. It made me laugh as I looked through them. Here they are:
(Can you believe that last one? I am sure the mister
put that on the list while I was away from the computer.)
Looking at the names, Lily must have just come out of nowhere. I remember thinking we were going to have a Lily or a Jack (just like another family in our church), so Lily must have crept onto this list soon after it was written. But the other names, which at the time I thought were unique (except for Jack, I just liked that one), I now know a lot of kids with these names. I know of a Penny, a Jack, and a William. I know Beth really considered Hazel, too. And then had a boy and named him William Jack! So, that leaves Violet (which the mister never loved, and I am not feeling anymore either) and Elliot and Duke.
It reminded me about the "names of my future children" I wrote in my high school journal way back in the nineties. My top contenders for girls names were:
Scarlett, Willow, and Phoenix (gasp!)
and the only boy name I liked was...wait for it...
Jeff. Yep. Jeff.
Do you guys remember any of your favorite names for babies from your younger years?
If we had another girl, I think Margot would be a strong contender. We both like it a lot, but the mister thinks people wouldn't know how to say it right or spell it right. Maybe, but it wouldn't take long for them to figure it out. We really have never agreed on a boy name, so that one would be tricky. Not that I am thinking of having more children. My two keep me plenty busy. Just sayin.