Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Her suggestion, not mine!

Having mentioned names earlier, I popped to the library and picked up a couple of books of "babies' names" for us to peruse. I've been reading one for a few days, and even if I wasn't in the process of trying to come up with a name for our own child I think it would make really interesting reading. It goes into quite some detail about the history of names and the connections between them.

But the odd thing is no matter how many names I read about and consider, one keeps coming back to me. And the very odd thing is that Mrs T, who you'll remember favours traditional and popular names, suggested it. And you certainly won't find this one it in any book of names.

It is, in fact, an old family surname and has previously been used as middle name. We'd already thought we might well use it as a middle name ourselves if we have a boy but when Mrs T mooted the possibility of using it as a first name I was amazed. I wasn't sure at first, but the more I think about it the more it grows on me. The trouble is, of course, Mrs T has already started to go off the idea.

(Name edited out - see below.)

Pros:
- Unique.
- Distinctive.
- Personal.
- Family connection.
- Works well with our surname.

Cons:
- Unique.
- Shortened forms not ideal.

Note: I had originally revealed the name in this post, but have now removed it in case it helps us to be "found" later on if we do use it.

8 comments:

PinkPoppies said...
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three minute palaver said...
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SmarshyBoy said...

I like it. It's certainly very British (I mean that in a good way). Do leave the door open a bit until the baby is born, when Buggins was born we had picked out a name that we were sure about for 6 months, but one look at her and another name came to mind and it's what we named her.

Treggles said...

Much the same happened when Mrs T's youngest brother was born, Smarsh.

Anonymous said...

LOVE it. I think it's just the right mix of tradition and originality.

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lauralu said...
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Treggles said...

Sorry, I had to go through and delete some of these comments because people repeated the name, and blogger's not clever enough to let me edit them without deleting the whole thing.