As my friend and due date twin Jen pointed out the other day on her blog, Ben and I still do not have a name for this baby. Not even close. I asked my awesome Facebook friends for some suggestions and got lots. But still. We can't commit.
The names we considered early on like Henry (too close to Harry) and Wyatt (cute but not totally awesome) and Holden (love, but what the heck is the nickname?) and Cooper (pooper) are't really on the list anymore.
We had some fleeting attachments to Silas (really? Nancy Botwin is our role model?) and Jules (literary, so that's a plus, but not totally thrilling anymore). We liked Noah and William and Oscar okay.
Parker is adorable. I met a little cutie at the pool named Watson, and one of H's classmates has a brother named Ziggy, which is precious. We both sort of like Tennyson. But I am not rushing to Etsy to have any of these monogrammed on a onesie or carved in wood for the nursery wall, you know?
Ben wants to name the baby Indiana or Texas. I really, really, really like Finn and Oliver. We have both vetoed the other person's choices here.
We have 3 names we are actively considering, but I have to warn you, they are all slightly off the beaten path. More than some of the above names even. We are not sharing them because we really like them, and people can be-- no offense-- assholes about baby names. It's that pause before they say, "Oh," or that little moue of distaste. YOU know. And we know that these 3 names in particular would get a side eye. Once the baby is here and already branded with an unusual moniker, most people won't be total dicks about it--they'll at least lie to us. So we're sort of waiting on our top 3. But none of the top 3 is a real winner yet.
Ben doe NOT want to show up at the hospital with a list of names and "see what the baby looks like" Because the baby will look like a red, wrinkled, geriatric primate, and we'll end up naming him Morty or Bubbles. Or maybe he is worried that after birth, he'll take pity on me and I'll get to choose, and we'll end up with a little Finn or Cooper.
Coming up with a name for a 3rd boy is HARD. If you have any insight, opinions (moues are not apparent online), or suggestions, let 'em rip. Please.