picking out a name for our little man has been quite across the board from exciting and fun to down right frustrating*. people tell me that I’ll just have to wait until he’s born to decide whether or not he “fits his name” then others say it’s nice to have something picked out so when referring him, it’s not just “the baby” or “little man”. he needs a strong name and a unique one too, especially since our last name is so common.
we’ve been pretty set on what we thought might be his middle name for months now – even before we knew it was a boy – and we’ve been affectionately calling him by that lately. in fact, we’ve been doing it so much that it’s beginning to feel like it should be his first name more and more every day. we love it dearly but of course part of me worries because it IS such a unique, defining name, that what if he gets made fun of… or what if like people have said, it just doesn’t suit him once he’s born.
however, I’m pretty sure I have a good idea about this little man growing inside me. I’m beginning to know his movements like when he’s most active or what position I can lay in to feel him best. I know what songs to play that really make him move. I know he likes to hear his dad’s voice. and I know it’s early but I even feel like I can distinguish little feet from little hands or elbows. he’s quite an active little guy. so active, just shy of 26 weeks, that I can’t even imagine how he’ll be once he’s bigger and closer to his due date.
if we absolutely had to pick a name tomorrow, we’d know what his name would be. I feel like it suits him. and it suits us too. of course we’ve still got time but I’m a planner. I guess I just need to get over my anxiety of naming him something so different** and completely go with our gut.
*ok, it’s been mostly fun to giggle with Levi over the names that we could most definitely not name him… like Charlie or Leroy for instance. most often when we go out to dinner, the subject of conversation quickly reaches our growing little man and we smile and laugh as we think of great wise names or funny combinations for his initials.
**on a scale of 1-10 of weirdness when it comes to unique names, this name, to me, is not weird at all. I’d give it a 5 and that’s just because it’s rare.