One Question Wednesday
Who hasn’t spent time mulling through baby names? Didn’t even have to be pregnant or close to being pregnant to do it. It’s right up there with putting your first name with the boyfriend of the moment’s last name…….just to see how it would sound and look on paper.
We went through years of fertility issues. Five to be exact. So I had five years of choosing baby names under my belt by the time my son was born. About three months before my son was born, I went out to lunch with my mom and she asked me if we had chosen any names. Silly question! Of course I had!!!!
I like clean, short names. I like names that have some kind of significance with in our family. The boy’s name we chose was my father-in-law’s nick name. My husband’s father passed away when my husband was very young and I wanted to honor him. The girl’s name we chose was after my grandmother. Both names were simple, strong and lovely to both my husband and I.
So proudly and with great thought, I tell my mother………
His first name is going to be Jack.
Silence. Plus the look only your mother knows how to do right. A combination of trying to look like she likes it when you know she doesn’t. Only my mom isn’t the kind of person to keep her opinion to herself. (So you now know where I get this from.) I’ll spare you what she said, but needless to say I was pretty disappointed. I told her we hadn’t picked out a girl’s name, because I really didn’t want her to tarnish another name for me.
The names we ended up with were Kyle and Ava. We told no one the names until our son was actually born and in our hands. And when we told my parents their new grandson’s name, Kyle Ian, my mother told me with tears in her eyes “It’s beautiful”. I was both shocked and incredibly happy that she loved it.
So my question to you…….
Did anyone squash the names that you had selected?