Day 21- What names would you NEVER name a child or pet? What name do you wish you had been named? Do you like the name of your blog?
So. If The Dad had had his way we would have been calling The Bee Saffron. Yup. That was the name that he thought we should bestow upon our young child. When I was preggers with The Bee it was such a huge deal to think about what top name her. Her name was going to be something that she carried for life; something that she was and not just anything would do. The Dad and I went through all kinds of suggestions, input from friends and family, strangers (its amazing how being pregnant can cause strangers to share with you some of their most intimate thoughts!) and here are some that didn’t quite make it:
As a kid I loved the names
- Tiger Lily (yes, from Peter Pan)
- Emilee Diamond (Yes, Emilee. With an ‘ee’ ’cause that is how I roll)
- Benjamin Maximilian (that poor little boy would have been neurotic learning to spell his name)
- Annabelle (until I read that Fergie had considered naming one of her daughters that and uh, no!)
- Unique Zenith. You read that right.
When I was in my early twenties I worked in a hospital and helped register new mothers and infants. Some of the names I heard made me rethink the, ah unique names I thought of. There was little Sophine, a boy who’s mother was NOT named Sophia; Treasure, a cute name but not my bag and Keyshawn. The name itself isn’t so bad; the way the dad was trying to spell it was the thing. He asked my opinion and insisted I write down the variety of ways I thought it should be spelled. So Keeshaun/Keyshawn/Kehshawn is running around out there with a name that I had input in (Uh, yay?)
*Well, once she did ask why her middle wasn’t some kind of gem but I chalk that up to too many Winx Club views.