Snips and Snails

Filed under: Baby Names,Pregnancy — Amy @ 11:34 am

I haven’t talked a whole lot about this pregnancy.  Somewhat because it’s been relatively uneventful (a good thing) and somewhat because it’s hard for me to really wrap my mind around a child entering this house until I know its gender.  Which I know would have made pregnancy very difficult for me 20 years ago.  But I can’t envision a genderless baby, so I usually don’t try.

Anyway, we found out yesterday.  Looks like we’re having a BOY.  I can finally start planning the nursery.

Let the Great Name Debate of 2008 commence.

And now I’m totally wishing that I had one of those blogs that 500 people read and comment on so I could start asking for name suggestions.  See, J and I struggle with names, especially boy names.  Until yesterday, I didn’t have a single one that I even liked.  And when I do come up with some that I like, J is sure to hate them.  So I need plenty of backups.

We both agree that we don’t like common names.  I grew up as an Amy, which meant being one of six in every class.  I will not do that to my child.  We both have a fondness for Gaelic names, and (it seems) names that end in “N.”  Due to our last name, we really shouldn’t pick a first name that ends in “L.”

Anybody wanna play?

8 Responses so far.

  1. zephra says:

    I am going through the same thing with my sister. Boys names are hard for me. I will let you know if any good ones pop into my head.

  2. ania says:

    Just to start, Aedan or Aiden or Aidan?

  3. The Other J says:

    Names that end with N but don’t end with L. That could be fun.

    I love the name Duncan… I don’t know much about origin, but I love the name. Here are some other names:

    Carter
    Hunter
    Barton
    Jefferson
    Edmond
    Wade

    Good Luck!

    The Other Jens’ last blog post..More possible names

  4. Melissa says:

    YAY!!! How exciting!!!! 🙂 You came to the right place for names. Everytime I hear a good one, I add it to my list. Here is my current boy list (I know some of these are “common” but I thought I would just give you the entire list). Remember, if you take one of my names I get a copy of the first baby picture!!!!

    Aidan
    Austin
    Avery
    Braeden (or Braydon)
    Brandon
    Brendan
    Bryce
    Caden (or Kaden)
    Carter
    Colin
    Connor
    Devin
    Dylan
    Ethan
    Evan
    Grant
    Hayden
    Hunter
    Isaac
    Jackson
    Jason
    Mason
    Michael
    Noah
    Parker
    Peyton
    Riley
    Ryan
    Sean
    Trevor
    Tyler
    William
    Zachary

  5. Melissa says:

    In case my names are too common, I found this site of all Gaelic boys names!!! 🙂

    http://www.babynology.com/gaelic_baby-names-boy_A_0_meaning.html

  6. trish says:

    Yay !! A Boy !!

    Melissa– great site!

    Amy did you see abboid?
    How ’bout that one? HaHaaHaHaHaHA
    I DO like a couple names on the list.
    I like Allister.( reminds me of that show on the nickelodeon-“you can’t do that on television” in the 80’s– I think he spelled it Alastair)

    I like Reilly ( the REAL way to spell it)

    why not Sam?

  7. Valerie says:

    Hi Zephra’s sis here. I would offer up some names but well see we can’t figure out a name for our soon to be baby boy either. Good luck though.

    Valerie’s last blog post..Road map

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