Saturday, August 25, 2012
Yesterday, my roommate and I got on the topic of names that we liked. That conversation turned into names that we would like for future children. We're only 20 & 21, yet we still have little note documents in our phones dedicated to names for babies we may have years from now. When I opened up my list, I think Chris was a little surprised. "I had no idea that either of you had a list like this." Then he eyed me up as if he was saying 'especially you."
I felt kind of freakish for even starting a list, like maybe I'd be jinxing myself or something. I also know that there is a "CREEP" sticker that gets slapped on girls who start planning their weddings before they even get engaged. But at least we're not picking nursery colors? Buying outfits?
To feel less alone, I asked my Tumblr followers if they also kept track of names they loved. Only five people responded, but the general response was that yes they kept track, and not just girls. One of them was one of my best GUY friends. Even women who weren't crazy about ever having children in the future had a stockpile of names somewhere. One of my roommates co-workers also confessed that she, too, had a list on her phone of names she likes. After we talked about this for a little while, even Chris admitted that there are some names that he likes a lot and keeps track of in his head (*swoon*)
I'm not sure what the deal with this is. Maybe it's something like getting a tattoo. You should think about it for at least a year before you put something on your body forever. Maybe we feel like we need to REALLY think about baby names before we give it to a kid for their whole life. Or perhaps all of us (female AND male) have a little maternal instinct inside of us that is just excited to have babies and this is the lowest form of planning.
As for me, I just have a horrible memory ;)
Do you have a list of names? What are some of your favorite names for your future kids? If you have kids, how did you EVER decide on a name?
Posted by kitten roar at 7:40 AM