Sometime on Tuesday morning, probably around the time the doctor handed me my Hospital Pre-registration pack, I realized that it might be time to pick a name for this kiddo. Apparently we can’t get away with calling her C2, and I’m pretty sure that Thumpa Thumpa (C’s first choice) will get her into a lot of trouble in High School. That leaves us with one last option. It’s time to break out the Complete Book of Baby Names.
I own quite a few baby books, but this one takes the cake. I mean, seriously, how many books list the top ten Mobster names? (Psst. Moxie? #1 Mob Name. You heard it here first.) That said, once you get past the super cool lists (Top Bull Rider names anyone?) you get to the usual names/definitions section of the book, and that’s where they kind of loose me.
Some definitions are perfectly lovely and even a little believable: Colisa – A delightful young woman. Some are so so, but still acceptable: Corday – One who is well prepared. But there are some names that have me howling with laughter: Harlequine – A romantic woman (duh), and some definitions that make me want to roll around on the floor giggling (but you know, 7 months pregnant + rolling around on the floor = not happening.); Hind – Owning a group of camels.
After 4 days of intensive name book scrutinizing we’re no closer to picking the perfect name for our baby girl. I’m completely over M’s favorite and he’s not buying my selection. But at least now I know what’s at stake. We’d better be careful what we pick; we barely have room for a new baby, we definitely don’t have the space necessary to house a group of camels.
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