{Live} The Perfect Baby Name

May 6, 2011 in All Posts, Parenting

While we’re on the subject of names . . .

Why is it that people are so afraid to ask about your family plans before you have children, but feel they can ask you absolutely anything after you’ve popped one out?

To preemptively silence those who might feel the urge to ask whether we plan to have more kids, I can confirm that while management has not made a final decision on whether to shut the baby factory’s doors for good, it faces significant quality control concerns with issuing too many new models back to back.  Additionally, design and manufacturing processes have been significantly stalled by a rambunctious 2-year old and a 1-year old who’s decided to skip walking and go straight to running.

How do I feel about management’s decision?  Well, the thought of not having more opportunities to pick out baby names is a bit sad.

Since we won’t be using them anytime soon, I’ve decided to share these carefully handpicked monikers with you in case these lovely namesgo unused:


  1. Tuesday (my favorite, but made fun of by everyone; when I met a girl named Tuesday a year after Jane was born, I wished I had the guts to have fought for it)
  2. MaryJane (Hubby didn’t want our daughter to be named after marijuana and nixed this one)
  3. Mamie (Auntie Mame is one of my favorite characters of all time)
  4. Clementine (“Oh my darling, oh my darling!”)
  5. Mabel (“Everybody’s wild about Mabel, and Mabel’s wild about me!”)
  6. Piper (Hubby thought it was too flighty)
  7. Hattie (After a character in one of my favorite Cary Grant movies – it was a bit of a toss up between Hattie and the name we ended up choosing)


  1. Jack (Hubby and I decided on this name before we were even married or close to it, but when the time rolled around, turned out that we knew at least five Jacksons – not the same, but similar enough)
  2. Cieran (Hubby, who’s Irish – as in born and raised in Ireland, thought it was too Irish)
  3. Kellan (I insisted Kellan was an Irish name after numerous baby name websites told me it was, but Hubby didn’t buy it)
  4. Ronan (another name Hubby and I loved before we had kids, but over the years lost its appeal for an unknown reason)
  5. Emmet, Thomas and Samuel (family names)
  6. Beckett (Hubby thought it was too “trendy,” whatever that means)
  7. Wyatt (Hubby thought it was too American)

If none of those cut it, here are several other lists and resources to help you decide:

By the way, I’d loan you my 60,001 Best Baby Names book but I’m keeping it

. . .

as a resource for character names for my novels and short stories.  Gotcha!

*No guarantees that we won’t use one or more of these names in the event management ultimately decides to keep the shop open

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