Category: baby name questions
We never quite thought of expectant parents having a baby naming strategy until we saw this question over in the forums.(So thanks, drhenry, for the inspiration.)
But then we realized this was an intriguing idea and that in fact, we’d had baby naming strategies of our own — different ones for different babies.
But enough about us: What’s YOUR baby naming strategy?
Spend months collecting every theoretical name possibility, researching and discussing them all, and then debating the final choice days after the baby is born?
Swapping Top Ten lists with the baby’s other parent until you winnow it down to one choice you both can live with?
It was an intriguing question posed over on the forums: What would your children be named, if your partner had complete control?
In my case, my husband would have chosen names from his family tree….very very sleepy names.
I’m always amused to see the different timetables that our forum visitors put on choosing baby names.
Help! Only four weeks to go and no name!!, one expectant parent will panic.
Others only feel urgency around baby names when the labor pains kick in, while some berries have their baby names complete with middles lined up years before they’re expecting, and still others are vacillating about the name months or years after their child’s birth.
Our only daughter would have been Henry if she’d been a boy, but then by the time we had a boy, I wanted to name him Joseph after my dad. And by the time we had a second boy, there were too many Henrys in our neighborhood.
We’ve now posed more than sixty Questions of the Week– covering topics from nicknames to namesakes to namenapping to name crushes. But I’ll bet there’s some query you’ve been wishing we’d put on the table. Maybe it’s a topic that’s been up on the Message Boards that you’d like to hear further opinions on. Maybe it’s something that hasn’t been discussed at all.
For that reason, we’re turning the tables this week and asking you berries to suggest a future Question of the Week. We’ll pick the most provocative one(s) and post it here.