Whats in a name?

20 weeks into the pregnancy and time is dwindling to find a name for our unborn child. This seems to be a surprisingly difficult task! Maybe I should have been more prepared for our indecisiveness, given that my wife is a teacher. This means that whenever I recommend a name there is some reason or other why we should not give our child that name. This has even now expanded to famous people… The suggestion of Andrew is batted away because ‘I can’t stand Andy Murray’, this is leading to a series of very short conversations on the topic as we both get more and more exasperated. Apparently any good name will only remain a favorite for as long as it takes for an unsuitable candidate to be thought of, be this human (Andy), vegetable  or apparently mineral!

When I order at a restaurant I often wait until the waiter asks me before making a snap decision on my food. Maybe I will have to make a similar decision when we are handed the birth certificate and write down the first thing that comes into my head. Given the setting we may end up with an unfortunately named child. This could take the form of

Nurse, Scrub or even placenta! At least the decision will finally have been made!

Actually Placenta is starting to sound pretty good…..

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2 thoughts on “Whats in a name?

  1. Ha! Know what you mean. We decided on a girl’s name really quickly, but just couldn’t agree on a boy’s name for ages. This has happened twice now. Happily, baby number three is going to be a girl (we think), so we finally get to use the name we chose five and a half years ago. We’ll be screwed if it’s another boy! 😉

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