Should we stick with Briar and Betty?
I've been a name nerd since middle school and I've annoyed my husband with baby names for a decade. We worked out a kind of truce more than a year ago, it was successful and we have a very short list of solid names we can agree on.
Now that we're actually expecting, I'm finding that there isn't any more baby name searching to do! It seems crazy. For years I looked forward to this time when I could really get into naming with my husband's support, and now I'm already done.
I think I'm done....I wonder if I'm done.... I find myself anxiously waiting on the SSA baby name list to be released in about a week so I can "make sure" my choices are ok. Which is ridiculous. My husband is always telling me that I'll have to give up obsessing over the popularity of name after it is given to a child. I agree that stressing myself over the rising popularity of our child's name accomplishes nothing. I even agree that popularity isn't a major concern these days.
But I'm still going to check the list next week.
So in short, I'm on the fence of whether I'm done or not. I'd really like your opinions on what we have chosen so that when that SSA list comes out I can be prepared to either remain stedfast or get on with the research. I lurk on a lot of different naming communities, but I think this one is the most thoughtful and offers the best insight.
We hope to have a total of 2-3 kids, so some combination of these may be a sibling set. Our last name has 2 syllables, begins with Sh and ends with ley.
The names are:
Briar Oak (boy)
The runners up are:
Robin __?___ (boy)
Both of the top names have significance, but since I'm looking for your initial impressions of the names, I think I'll keep the explanations to a minimum in this first post.
I'm concerned that Briar may become a very trendy name for girls. My husband says that it doesn't matter, but I think it might matter to a son. I think Betty could explode in popularity (or not) as babies are named after great grandmothers, but I don't think that will happen for a couple of years yet.
Of course I have noticed other "problems" with these names, but I want to see if anyone brings them up as concerns. If nobody else comments on them then I am happy to assume that most people won't comment on them either.
Tue, 05/02/2017 - 9:41pm