Your name says so much about you. How many times have you heard this statement? Well, when you are in the process of naming an unborn child – that statement preoccupies your every thought. You find yourself completely obsessed with finding the “perfect name”. My husband & I are expecting our 2nd child and we are going through the name game. We have had a lot of fun with it. I created a bracket (similar to the NCAA Basketball tournament) Boys on one side and Girls on the other side. Which names would make it to the “sweet sixteen” or even better the “final four”? That helps…but then you start reflecting on the name criteria.
Here are the criteria that my husband & I have submitted:
• We BOTH have to like it (which at times, seems impossible)
• The name has to work with Lefko
• Either the first or middle name need to have some family significance
• And finally – we want it to be strong & unique but not treading on strange. (my husband always compares the unique names to “Apple”)
Our criteria are quite traditional and simple.
Currently, the family significance is the one that seems to be the toughest. My parents were in town recently and we were interrogating them for a little family history lesson to find that perfect fix. I’m convinced the 12 nieces & nephews on my side make this a little more challenging as some great family significant names have already been taken.
We love our boy options but are struggling with the family name for a little girl. I thought I would give a little glimpse into my family tree – what would you go with?
Do you feel our pain?