We have an Alexander James, a Connor Nicholas, and a Kirstin Elizabeth Freeman. All perfect names that suit our children fabulously. Well, we think so, anyway.
So we've hit a bit of a standstill. Neither of us can agree on just one more (well, two more, gotta have one for each potential sex, right?) perfect name. I think that the problem might just be "Freeman". Try coming up with a good name for Freeman. It's not as easy as it sounds.
Here's some names that haven't made the cut:
Morgan (Morgan Freeman, with our colouring?)
Abigail (I love it, Cory says "Abby, yuck!")
Elijah - Vetoed by my husband. Why? Apparently it's too biblical.
Isaac - Vetoed. Apparently "The Binding of Isaac" is a popular online game right now.
Avery - Vetoed. Really, what the heck is wrong with Avery? I think Cory was just on a veto roll when I suggested that one.
Bethany (I was sold on this with baby number 1 and it would have been Alex's "it's a girl" name, until Cory admitted that the he loves the name so much he names all his Dungeons and Dragons characters Bethany). BIG FAT VETO from me now!
Fiona - Kirstin vetoed this one. "That's Shrek's wife's name!" She then promptly suggested a viable alternative, "Rapunzel!" Veto.
Linda - another one of Kirstin's suggestions. Umm... no thanks, the baby's not coming out fifty years old.
Tobias - Not bad, but Toby gives me images of a short, round, pimply faced little boy with greasy hair. Or a turtle. Apologies to any Toby's that might stumble across this blog.
Anthony - Kirstin vetoed... "That's a Wiggle name!" Which effectively let's out Greg, Jeff, Sam, and Murray too. Plus, turns out Cory has a couple of Tonys from his past that he would rather forget.
Richard. Really, do I need to explain this one?
Justin - A very respectable name... but try saying it three times fast with our last name. Not to easy on the ears.
Bronwyn - Cory vetoed this. What's wrong with this one, it's beautiful! Oh, yeah... the whole Freeman thing...
Then there's the popular names we've scratched out. Like Emma (still holding strong on that #1 name spot), Olivia (Cory vetoed), Lily and Sophie (umm... our four-day decision resulted in us naming our cats Lily and Sophie --- so VETO)
Martin - maybe... I do have a bit of a soft spot for Martin --- but it would take some getting used to, as it also sounds lousy with Freeman.
Fred - umm... Cory, did you suggest that just to piss me off? Vetoed! Baby Fred. Can't picture it at all.
Ethan... nope. Lousy with Freeman.
Candace --- Big fat veto from Cory. "Do you want people to call her Candy? That's a stripper name!" Which effectively leaves out Barbie, Trixie, Lola... Fine, fair enough! No stripper names.
Anyway, it's fair to say that we still need the remaining 137 days of the pregnancy to come up with a name that the five of us (well, Cory and I hold more of the vote percentage) agree on. And from how it's looking (I suggest a new name every other day, Cory shoots it down) we'll need every last day! And then comes the battle over middle names.
Fun times. Fun times indeed.
Maybe we need to think outside the box... Apple anyone?
Our beautiful 20-weeks down, 20 to go, nameless miracle!