My New Method of Naming Children

My eyes are currently crossed as I go through the baby name book. Once you look at the same letter for thousands of names, the actual letter starts to look funny. So, I’ve changed my approach to naming these children.  I have decided to let them name themselves.  As I read the names in the baby book, if one of them kicks, I’m writing it down.

So far, I’ve got…
Mustafa
Dweezil
Bucko
Maynard
Barend (Junior High Version Bare End)
Buffalo
Buford
Bumpus
Delete
Demin
Diet
Dieter
Dijon
Einar (Junior High Version Einer Weiner)
Fabulous
Faddis (means deals in beans)
Faddy
For (Though, For and Five may stand a chance, I doubt anyone would take them serious if their names were For and Five.)
Five
Huckleberry
Hyman
Like
Love
Gorky
Hackman
Lahahana
Lechoslaw
Lemon

So, maybe I’m not truly using the baby kick method, however, these are all legitimate names I’ve come across in the book I purchased today. It’s most definitely easier to come up with the names which I WON’T be naming my children than with the ones that I WILL. And my apologies to any parents reading this who have named their child(ren) one of these names–to each his own.

I’ll keep you posted what I (or they) actually decide.  Now, back to the M’s–until they start to look funny. And, if you’re interested in my naming rules, it’s pretty much the same as before and can be found here.

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  • Allison Walton

    I wondered how it was going to go, now that you have TWO to name at once!

    If you do name one For, spell it Four–then people will think that you really like the book Divergent (one of the characters names is Four).

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    maren Reply:

    I’ve had several people say the same thing–that when I mentioned twins, they thought of my naming problems. hahah! I can’t say Four is at the top of my list, but if it becomes a favorite, I’ll be sure to give you props! Ha! Hope you are well!

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  • Pam

    This list is making me laugh. Bumpus is the best!! Seriously though, I wonder if you’ll have better success looking a list of last names. I’ve noticed that your kiddos’ first names are typical surnames. Maybe you’ll see some that strike your interest. You always pick good ones!!

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    maren Reply:

    I know, can you imagine a “Bumpus” and the teasing they would get in Junior High?!?! And believe me, you’re on to me with the surnames and I have scoured those lists. But haven’t secured anything yet. I wish I weren’t so picky…we’ll figure something out, I’m sure–I’ve always been the procrastinator type, so maybe by the time they arrive, I’ll feel the pressure to solidify names and we’ll have something…until then…

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  • Faith

    First, Congrats on TWINS! I prayed for twins with my 4th pregnancy, but the hubby prayed against it I think.
    As for naming, good luck. We let our (then) 5 yr old help with the naming of our 4th. She picked Charlotte for the middle name which we loved! Later, we realized that our dear little babe was named after a certain literary spider.

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    maren Reply:

    Thanks on the Congrats! Funny that you prayed for twins. I used to babysit twins when I was in Tulsa, and let me just tell you, after that experience I said, “NEVER!” God totally has away of undoing my No nevers, for sure! That’s a fun idea to let the oldest help…though, if I went that approach, the twins would be named “Bubba” and “Watson” after the golfer…I have no idea why, but even the hamster got that name… hahaha.

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    Faith Reply:

    Watson is good, but I’d avoid Bubba.

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