I’ve decided that I hate trying to pick baby names. Boys’ names, at least. Brinestone and I have had no problem finding girls’ names that we both like, but there seems to be a great dearth of good boys’ names. Last time, we finally settled on a couple of options only a month or so before Lego was born.
We’re not having an easier time of it the second time around. We seem to be having the exact sort of block described here. We’ve looked at baby name books and haven’t really found inspiration. We even checked out the Baby Name Wizard book, which offers suggestions based on names you like, and it hasn’t been that helpful, either. All it’s shown is that we’re pretty consistent in our tastes . . . and that there aren’t a lot of boys’ names that match our tastes.
It’s funny how some people freak out when they find out that you don’t have a name picked out months in advance. After all, we did end up with a couple choices in mind last time, and we picked one within a few minutes of his birth; I don’t think we’re really in danger of leaving the hospital with a blank birth certificate or any other travesty of that sort. Still, it doesn’t look like it’s going to be easy, and we are definitely going to wait until he’s born to make a final decision.