Saturday, January 1, 2011

what's in a name

So, I won't lie and say that we're just now starting to think about baby names; we started long ago. Pretty much in June of 2009 when we started trying to get pregnant. However, now the search is being taken quite a bit more seriously. Lists being made, baby name websites being perused, names being said out loud and considered. It also has taken on a slightly new difficulty, in that we have to think of multiple combinations. Boy/Boy, girl/girl, and boy/girl. First names, middle names, names that can't be shortened to something ugly, names that sound good with Fraser, and names that hopefully, won't get the children beat up or teased mercilessly.

Obviously we have some time; it's not urgent at this point. But I think we're focusing on it because it's fun. It's fun to think of them as little people with full names, and imagining what their little lives will be like. Imagining that their name could help shape them, and help form their identities. It's very exciting however sometimes feels like a lot of pressure!

We plan on keeping our name choices secret until they're born. Partially so that we'll have something to announce on the day, but mostly to avoid people's opinions on the subject. No offense, I love you all; but we all have different taste, and I don't want to tell people the names we've chosen and then see the look of judgement cross their faces. So, it will be our little secret until June or July (whenever the baby Frasers decide to make their appearances).

For now, it's back to the baby name websites, and back to dreaming about the little tiny ones and their brand new names.

Happy New Year to all!



  1. i totally recommend the "keeping the name thing secret" ... if we were to do it again we'd totally do that. we've just resorted to saying, "we have a list" ... it's funny how opinionated people are! we actually totally got rid of one altogether because of a negative comment ... and it's the only one we BOTH really loved! it's a fun process, but really difficult! i hope we come up with one in the next 7 weeks!

  2. we did the same thing with Elliot and i think we will do it again this time around. i'm just REALLY not interested in people's opinions, and figure they will keep them to themselves if the baby has already arrived and been named. feel you, lady! :)