So it seems we have hit the point where the bump is obvious enough for various friends, family and complete strangers to start making subtle hints that we should be sharing our ‘shortlist of baby names’. Only problem is we don’t have a shortlist or baby names… or a long list… or even a single idea!
I am not good with naming things… especially children. It is a majorly big thing… What if you name them a name and then a month later decide that you hate it? Or realise it has some really bad connotation that you didn’t think of before? I don’t know how anyone can choose a name before the baby is born. What if they come out and don’t look at all like a Spud or a Boris?
We didn’t name the girls until they were 6 days old… I had a list of boys names that we’d semi agreed on while I’d been in hospital waiting, but not a single girl’s name on the list. Because, of course, I was hoping for boys, even though that fact alone assured me I’d get girls. So we spent the days after their birth trying to agree on two names that we both liked, that worked ok together and weren’t totally terrible. We’d agreed on Zoe and for some reason that was always going to be twin 2 but hadn’t decided on a name for Twin 1 yet. It was my last day in hospital and I didn’t want to leave them there alone without names so when I went down to drop off milk to NICU at 6am and I was asked for the hundredth time if we had chosen names yet I just blurted out ‘Isabella and Zoe’. Before I could check that the other half agreed the nurses had already made name tags for their isolettes and that was that!
As it turned out afterwards there have been all kinds of ‘connotations’ with their names.. most notably that I for Izzy is like a 1 for twin one, who also for some reason gets one pony tail in her hair and Z for Zoe is like a 2 for twin 2 who gets two pony tails… though I swear that was unintentional! And when they were little – big name – Isabella, for the big baby, and small name – Zoe for the small baby… though that doesn’t work now since they are the same height and weight.
So that brings us back to name ideas for the current child within…. I have no idea. I know what it is not going to be called… Myfanwy for one… sorry Mum and any Myfanwys out there.. just not my idea of fun! I suspect that we may bring this baby home unnamed, much to the horror of some I am sure. But you never know, maybe it will be obvious what to call it the moment it is born!?
A friend passed on this link the other day to a site full of ‘bad baby names‘. You can have hours of fun at this site reading some pretty horrid names… but I have to confess I actually like some of these so called bad baby names… which is a bit of a worry I guess!
I am very sad to say that I can’t find ‘Muski‘ mentioned at this site… Though I guess the girls will be happy to know that it is not listed as a ‘bad baby name’ since they are dead set decided that we will call the baby Muski. They seem to think it is a great uni-sex name and will no doubt be devastated when we eventually do name this baby and it isn’t Muski!
So anyone want to share their best or worst baby names? Maybe I can steal your ideas and make a short list so at least I have something to say when people ask!