How/When did you become a baby name nerd?
Hi everybody! I am new to this forum and I want to get to know a little bit about you all. I want to know how and when you gained your love for baby names! I am so happy to have found this forum to discuss all the different names out there. My family thinks my obsession with names is weird, so it's cool to know I am not the only person who has it. LOL
P.S I hope this is in the right forum. Haha!
Here is my story:
When my aunt was pregnant with her first child in 2002, she had some very....interesting names picked out. For a girl she wanted Gianna (Gee-on-uh) Marie (not a bad name, but Gianna is not our style) and Andre Antony (We didn't like Andre) My mom thought it would be fun if I made a list of names that I liked and send it to her. I was 10 at the time and I thought it would be fun too. My mom bought me a a baby name book (I think it's called The Best Baby Name book and has 30,001 names in it) and I created a HUGE list of names for my aunt. I cannot tell you how much fun I had making that list. I never knew there were so many names beyond the Jessica's, Sarah's, Jacob's and Chris's that I went to school with. Ever since then I have been fascinated by names. I love to find out their meanings, what's popular and what's going out of style.
Believe it or not, my aunt actually picked a name off my list for her first AND second kid! Luke Antony (mn after his dad) was born in May 2002 and his little sister Emma Lea (middle name after her mom) was born in May 2004. I was so shocked and happy!
Okay, that is my story on how I got into baby names. Now it's your turn! :)