Originally Posted by kawa kamuri
We probably won't go full force on names 'til my next ultrasound (on the 6th @ nearly 18w) when I'm hoping the baby didn't lose his penis.
They can fall off!!! Lovely...one more thing I have to worry about.
We have a boy and girl first name chosen but not really finalized. We have only casually discussed middle names when one pops into my head.
DH wants to use his deceased maternal grandfather's initials - JC. So I am finding that all the girl and boy names that begin with J are very common. And since they are so common we usually know several of them now, have known them in the past, dated them in the past (both of us dated someone with a J name), hated them in the past, etc. So our options are pretty limited...which might actually be a good thing since we are both so indecisive. Sometimes less choices is better.
There was a large discussion at Christmas dinner though. His mom didn't like his grandfather (yes, her own father) and doesn't want us to use his initials. So she kept suggesting other family names. I'm not one to choose a family name just because it was a family name...I have to like the name too...and I didn't like any of her suggestions. Not too mention she was suggesting names of people so old that DH didn't even know who they were...it may be different if it was a family name of someone he had actually met and was special to him. So, goes without saying, it was a little tense by the end of the conversation. Luckily, his aunt made the comment "it doesn't matter if it is a family name or not, as long as you guys like it".