With less than 8 weeks to go until baby-girl Monkey arrives, we are knee deep in the baby naming game.
I knew it wouldn't be easy, as I like different names than my husband and we are both rather opinionated. What I didn't anticipate is how everybody has an opinion and they don't hesitate to share it with you.
You are with a friend at lunch and they ask names you are considering. It is inevitable they will make disapproving faces, tell you which is better, or even more likely, tell you you should name your baby what their favorite name is.
Family too. They want you to stick with the letter or name themes they used when they named you and your siblings, or some give you pressure to keep family names alive through your baby even if they are names like "Cantwell Muckenfuss" (uh, that is a real name :)) "suckling pig" or "twattwat rose" or "dorkkus pudding pie" No matter. These are legacy names!
I have a new plan. No longer will we share actual potential names. Instead, I'll be sharing the most ridiculous and hideous names (seems more fun :) )
Will people still be as bold in their opinion if the name I offer up is so clearly abhorrent that even a loving old grandma would vomit at the sound of?
This is your chance Monkey Readers. For those of you with real OR fake and smart ass name ideas - share your baby girl names with me now! Who knows, if we actually used yours I promise to send you a nice gifty from me and baby monkey!!!
Monkey Readers: * If you have kids, did you share the name with people first? **If you plan to have kids one day, would YOU share your ideas with people?