So, it appears that Baby Punk (PhD) is most likely a boy. Surprising, because I was utterly convinced "he" would be "she"... While neither "mother's instinct" nor ultrasound technology are an exact science, we're putting most of our money on the tech, and planning a boy's name.
Now, it would not be a PPP post without a dilemma: we have had our boy's name set in stone for years. But of course now that a boy seems imminent, I'm getting cold feet.
The name in question is Callum, middle name Reade, Ruairi, or Bowen.
My issue is twofold: 1. The increasing popularity of Callum in our area and in most of Anglo-western civilization :) 2. The name itself, while perfect "on paper" - for those who don't know the story, it is a kind of portmanteau of our father's names, Calvin and William - it just doesn't feel like fireworks to me. In fact, it feels like a perfectly balanced compromise. Which is maybe what names should be, with equal input from two parents and two families.
It's not that i'm in love with another name (I've actually really struggled with boy's names in general); it's more that I'm comparing this name to my daughter's, and to the girl's name we had chosen this time around.
Any thoughts or suggestions on this situation? IS this predictable cold feet, or do my doubts have merit? Should I go back to the drawing board, or "don't fix it if it ain't broken"?
Thanks, as always,
Thu, 05/23/2013 - 10:41pm