jacob. mason. william. jayden. noah. michael. ethan. alexander. aiden. daniel.
sound familiar? according to u.s. social security records (you should know by now that i’m a huge nerd, and totally search this stuff), those are the top 10 baby boy names from 2011.
so how do we even begin to pick a name for our little lyon? your name is something you’re stuck with for life. unless, of course, you change it to something like “metta world peace” (seriously, now, c’mon…). so how do we choose?
we’ve bought the book. you know, the book with a gazillion names. from aaron to zion, they’re all in there. and we went through the whole book - boys and girls both! then we scoured the internet, which was far less productive. those giant lists of names are just too much! we even found websites that give you information on what other people think of certain names!
finally, after searching for what felt like decades, we decided we had to come up with our “qualifications” for a name for little lyon. oh ya, we went there. here’s what we decided:
we want a name that’s not too popular, but not unheard of
that’s easy to spell, and read
that’s not too long
but not too short
that works with lyon – cuz, rory lyon, or ryan lyon – they just don’t work
if it has a nickname, we like both the nickname and the full name
oh, and we both have to agree, obviously. (but man, that eliminated a lot!)
phew! our list of must-have’s got long! but, it helped us narrow it down to the final three names!
wanna know what they are?
you’ll just have to wait for october to come! we decided that since we’ve shared the news that it’s a boy, we’re going to save the name reveal for when he’s here! plus, we’ll probably change our minds 100 times between now and then anyway
what are your favorite baby boy names? we can always use some more inspiration!
how far along? 23 weeks
maternity clothes? loving them all. regular clothes look pretty ridiculous now.
stretch marks? nope
sleep? i’m up to sleeping with 5 pillows, it’s pathetic!
best moment of the week? hmmm…it’s been a pretty quiet week..maybe that means there’s a lot around the corner…
movement? he’s still a kicker! especially at night or after i eat.
gender? it’s a boy!
symptoms: i’m doing great! besides feeling like a stuffed turkey, that is
milestones: i think i’m officially past the “is she pregnant?” stage!
emotions: still very excited for things to come
miss anything? sleeping well! i have a feeling it may be awhile before i get back to that! oh, and having a wide selection of pants that fit, hehe.
food cravings: oh mexican food, how i love thee. i’m having a love affair with queso.
belly button in or out? that’s debatable this week…definitely debatable.
wedding rings on or off? on
looking forward to: deciding on a name!!