Joining ranks of forum members done naming kids
I am pleased to announce the end of my own naming career, at least on my children, with the arrival of Wilfr3d Ge0rge! His delivery was a bit stupidly dramatic and ended up with a surgical exit at the very last minute, but it all went extremely well in the end and we are headed home tonight. Reception of baby's name by the hospital nursing/medical staff suggests that porch sitter names are very much appreciated anew once they are on a little (or not so little, ahem) baby, and also that we went with the clear default spelling. (And one OB also was confused about Wilford Brimley being a Wilfr3d, just as happened here when we first discussed the name aeons ago.)
During breaks in contractions I heard from one of the labor and delivery nurses that there were some name enthusiasts down the hall, and that she wished she could have hooked us up... Or remember any of the long list of "really interesting, super unusual names" that couple had been discussing!
On that note, I have so enjoyed being a part of this community for the naming kids phase of my life. I am looking forward to equally enjoying name nerding here from this point onwards, too, even though everyone in my family is here now!
Sat, 07/16/2016 - 2:05pm