We came up with Drew's name the day before I had him. Up until then we had absolutely nothing, which is great when people keep asking you what you're going to name the baby or like my in-laws did when they heard we had picked "Quinlan," offer us a list of "acceptable names."
Even after Drew was born we still couldn't exactly figure out what to name him. There we sat, with our baby screaming from the warmer with no answer to all the excited nurses asking us what his name was. I'd always laughed about those people who took their kid home without a name, but that was almost us. And so, I laugh no more.
Since we almost had a no name baby here (or Chalk, as Quinlan named him), it's no surprise that this time around we have been struggling. But struggling is inordinately better than not having anything at all.
So we're trying to eliminate a few right now before we move onto the "You want to name our kid what? No fucking way!" round which, by the way, is always great for marital relations. I'd honestly love to hear your thoughts. Be specific. It's my kid's name for god sakes.
Mozart (huge fan)
Emeril (huge fans, too)
Orville (like the popcorn, and you know, the plane thing)
Arkie (cute and where he was conceived!)
Electra (Loved the movie!)
Lavendar (Sort of like Violet but not)
October (It's her birth month, afterall -- plus, Halloween!)
Gerta (German Heritage -- cute family name)
Okay, so what say you? Love 'em, hate 'em...?? Now onto middle names. God help me.