So we HAD a name. We had TWO names. One we've loved (which was a miracle, because I tend to like older names, and dh likes new and ever-so-slightly outdated names. (think everyone who was born in the 80s.-all my peers, basically. Those are his favorites. Geez...)
Anyway, the first name we scrapped, because it sounds too much like my name and could be really confusing. (Corraline.)
The second one that we decided on is now popping up everywhere.
I swear, at the beginning of this year I didn't know any other babies with this name, and now I know 10, personally. And that name, dear friends, is Charlotte.
There were 5 birth announcements at the midwife's office this week, all born last week, all named Charlotte.
Gahh! I don't want a weird name, but I would like something that isn't the next number one baby name of the year. (Ok, might not be that close...but still.)
Also, if we DID have a Charlotte, I'd probably call her "Lottie" or something similar, as I've always loved that name. However, dh HATES "lotta", "lotte", "lottie".
So we aren't sure what to do.
I've come up with another name that I personally LOVE, but he's just kind of "meh" about it.
In my defense, he's been OVER THE TOP picky about names to the point that I want to smack him. (we went through a book of 5000 baby names and could only semi agree on maybe 4 or 5)
Some of the names that he's come up with are names that my child would only be named over my dead body. This is why I was ok with Charlotte, because it was still an older name that didn't sound like something that someone just made up, but a name that he liked.
We agreed though to find something else after we started hearing of Charlottes popping up all over the place, but now he's leaning back towards it.
I *really* like Eliza, and (completely not on purpose) have been thinking for the last few months in my head that Eliza is the name of this baby. It just grew on me to the point that now it would feel really weird to name her anything else.
I want to be fair...but at the same time, I don't know that this matters near as much to him as it does to me.
And-he's already got his mother's middle name as the baby's middle name. (Mae..) so I want to tell him that he's already gotten his say there.
Do I have selfish pregnant brain?