Now that we’re nearing the end of the first trimester, the idea of picking a name for our baby seems more appropriate. Over the past few years, there have been names that we’ve loved (which are still in the running), and names that we thought we loved (which I really don’t like anymore). We are totally going to be those people, and make everyone wait until the baby is born to share his/her name. After all, we have no idea whether we’re having a boy or girl, and since we won’t find out until January, it seems like a good idea to wait until then to finalize the name, too.
But, with that said, there are a ton of names that we’ve been considering. Most conversations about baby’s name go something like this:
Me: “What about Isla?”
Me: “What about Celia?”
Me: “What about Lula? Penny? June? Olive? Poppy? Ruby?”
Jimmy: “No, and I think we’re done talking about that tonight!”
As you’ll see, the conversations are almost always centered around the girl names. We have three favorites for a boy (and no, we aren’t telling), and honestly, if we had a boy, it would be a matter of meeting him to see which name we thought fit the best. I can tell you, there were a few boy names we both love, but we figured three favorites would be enough. So, these are great, but not for baby #1: Simon, Ira, August, Jack, and Oliver. Strong contenders, but the other names are even more awesome!
We have a short (very short) list for girl names, but I have a feeling it’s going to take us a long time to agree on our favorite three. The girl names above are cute, and we like them (well, I like them), but most of them are too trendy … we don’t want a name like Charlotte, Ava, or Lucy (all of which are BEAUTIFUL names (seriously, they were all on my list), but they are at the very top of the popularity list, and those girls will have so many kids at school with the same name). I grew up never knowing a person with my name … and Jimmy grew up knowing lots of Jim’s. We’re hoping to find a name in the middle.
Lastly, we shared a few names with family/friends, and got odd responses. So, from this point on, we really aren’t sharing the names we’re considering. It stings a bit when you tell someone the name you’re thinking of for your baby, and they give you a luke-warm response to it. Once the baby is here, and has his/her name, people will be more receptive. For now, if you ask, we’ll tell you that we’re naming the baby “Javyn” … a mix of our names (I am sure that’s a real name, but man, that would be awful).
On a different note: we have an appointment with our OB/GYN today (probably the last one before we transfer to the midwives), and we’ll get to hear baby’s heartbeat again!! WOOHOO!! Annnnnnnddddd, we toured the perfect house on Tuesday evening. We have to wait until Sunday to hear if the owners are going to pick us (we were the first to apply). We think we’re perfect renters (perfect residential history (we’ve owned and rented with no missed payments/issues), perfect credit, we’re responsible, we love taking care of the place we live, we’re young professionals, we have money in savings, etc.). The only issue would be the dogs, but it sounds like as long as we agree to having some extra rugs, they are totally fine with it. So, please say a prayer, cross your fingers, and hope that this will be the place we’ll meet our baby! <- Oh yeah, I think we decided we’re doing a home birth!! Obviously, we’ll share much more on that in a bit.