Naming your unborn child can either be a lot of fun or incredibly stressful. We weren't quite sure what we were doing when we were naming our son, eight years ago.
I knew I wanted him to have his fathers name as his middle name. Patrick. I love the name Patrick. We searched high and low for name ideas for a first name. I wanted Corbin & the Mr wanted Aidan. He liked Corbin alright, but his mind always went right to Corbin Dallas. Well, he won. No Corbin. (insert sad face here) It was our first child and a boy. He was to be my husbands namesake with the middle and last names being the same as his. I though I was doing the right thing by letting him have final say on a first name even tho I didn't completely LOVE it. Aidan Patrick it is.
I hate to say this, but both the Mr & I somewhat regret naming him Aidan. Little did we know about the whole Aidan, Hayden, Jayden, Brayden, Kayden CRAZE! ugh.
oh well. what can ya do?
[you can learn learn from this]
For our second pregnancy, I was determined to have the last word on our daughters name. First, she was Danika Rose. She was called Dani Rose almost he entire time she was in my belly. We adored her & her new name. Until.... fricken Danica Patrick was all in the news towards the end of the pregnancy. With my husbands name being Patrick and our sons middle name being Patrick, we were asked DAILY if we were naming our daughter after Danica Patrick and everyone thought it was a grand idea to use Patrick as her middle name as well.
Two Weeks before her due date and after a very long wait at the doctors office, we both came home and started talking about our thoughts on the name we had loved so dearly. He was asked three times earlier that day about the whole Danica Patrick connection and I was asked multiple times as well. We were done. We were over it. We wanted to distance ourselves from that name. But we had grown to love our Dani Rose. What were we to do?
I gave the hubs a list of a few names I was loving at the time. (I was on a short name kick)
MiaMyra won. Since we couldn't stand to lose our Dani Rose, we went with Myra Danielle Rose. I have my Myra and he has his little Dani Rose. I am happy to report that her name fits her to a T.
Sweet Green Tangerine is hosting her weekly Book.Chat and this weeks topis is Literary Names.
Little fact about me. I was named after a literary character, or so the story goes...
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
and I've yet to read it. Oops.
If I had it all to do over again and we were to pick a Lit Name, I'd go with Finn & Daisy.
[Here are a few of my favorites]
PS- If I had a cat, I would totally name her KATNISS.
(is a reference really needed here, I don't think so.)