Category: Pregnancy & Baby
Naming a baby — or a pet, fictional character or video game avatar — is a very personal process. What matters most is that you find one that resonates with some deep part of your soul. But that doesn’t mean that seeking it has to be a solitary act.
And so here’s our question of the week: Who’s in your Name Squad? Who do you throw your name ideas at? Who do you discuss possibilities with? Hash out pitfalls involving your last name or a tricky ancestral namesake?
For many prospective parents, the Number One member of their Squad is a romantic partner or a co-parent, usually the only other person with final veto power. But there are a lot of other possible collaborators: Your own parents or in-laws, your siblings, close friends, even neighbors.
People who are planning on raising a baby alone might have a completely different setup. Not to mention all of you out there who are obsessed with names even though there’s no baby on the horizon at all. Who do you chat about names with?
And regardless of who’s in your squad, how do you collaborate? Group text? Facebook thread? We hope the Nameberry forums and links are a big part of the process, no matter what!
Warning: if you’re a mom you will absolutely recognize yourself in this video courtesy of momgame.
This is one of several hilarious videos she has produced and posted to her YouTube channel so far.
We’re flagging it because, #1, it’s great; and #2, momgame is still flying under-the-radar. So this is a totally viral video that hasn’t yet gone viral! Help it along and forward to a friend.
(Courtesy of @momgame)
Well, I guess you’ve got to give them credit for being resourceful and trying to solve their own problems.
However, I’m hoping that ten seconds after this video ended, an adult in the household walked ten feet to the dresser and got a second pacifier. It will save them several hundred thousand dollars in therapy over the coming decades.
The video has generated over 200 MILLION YouTube views, which means the whole world is a witness to this budding sibling rivalry. Many comments on YouTube noted that it’s kind of mean of the parents to let the babies fight it out. Others pinned the bulk of the blame on one baby or the other!
My favorite comment? “They are learning…I see brains working here. These babies are very smart.”
It’s June, so let’s celebrate dads–even dads like this one, who got so excited by a baseball that he seems to momentarily have forgotten that he has a child in tow.
To be fair, lots of dads get excited when a home run ball is hit over a fence and they are close enough to nab it–which is exactly the situation unfolding here. Unfortunately, when he goes for the ball, he forgets that he was holding a wagon with his child inside. When he lunges for the ball, the wagon and child continue to roll down the hill without him. Mom sees the drama unfold, but she can’t do anything to stop it, as she’s loaded down with her own baby.
“Whoa, is that me??” That seems to be what this baby is saying after seeing herself on camera, seemingly for the first time. However, as one astute commenter noted on Reddit, when the baby puts the phone down, one can see that the picture on the phone is of a baby with glasses. In other words, there was a Snapchat filter on the pic.
Whether the baby was reacting to her own image, her own image with glasses, or just making funny faces the way babies do when they’re gassy, we’ll never know. (Courtesy of Imgur)