I Can't Decide--Please Help!
A co-worker told me this is the best forum for thoughtful opinions on baby names. That's exactly what I need! I cannot commit to a baby name and my husband says it gives him anxiety to think about. My first three kids have very meaningful names, so I need to name #4 (due April) to have a story as well. So here are the two stories:
My father's biological dad left when he was quite young and when his mother remarried, the new husband legally adopted my father and my father changed his last name. After my father got married, his biological father called him and asked him to meet. He said, "Son, I am not a good person. I have done a lot of things I'm not proud of. But your grandpa was a hell of a man and because of me, he doesn't have a namesake. If you will change your last name to Mitchell, I will leave you the orange groves and the two motels as an inheritance." My dad didn't do it out of loyalty to the man who raised him. In the past couple years, I have caught the genealogy bug and I like watching "Who Do You Think You Are" and stuff. I've learned more about that grandpa and he WAS a cool guy. He was a black belt martial artist and used to teach at the police academy. So, for that reason:
Mitchell Knight (Knight is my mother-in-law's maiden name)
Story two: I love to read. I was named for a character in "Gone With the Wind." My favorite book of all time is "The Count of Monte Cristo." I live in the South. For that reason:
Rhett Alexander (Rhett from "Gone With the Wind" and Alexander after the author of "The Count of Monte Cristo")
The first story is more compelling, but I feel like the second name is more handsome and flows a bit more nicely. What do you all think?
Fri, 01/10/2014 - 1:05am