I’m so excited that Baby H aka Embry now has a name!! It was very hard coming up with something that John and I both loved.
We did make a baby name decision a while back, but once we got pregnant those names were out the window. Well, that’s not true. Cassidy was still on board for a girl because it’s not popular. But Liam had to go. Everyone and their uncledaddybrothercousin is named Liam these days!
John and I wanted a name that felt good, sounded strong, had a great meaning, and either had old Sanskrit beginnings or Irish/Scottish. I wanted something that sounded cool but wasn’t popular or trendy. And we both wanted something that wasn’t too “out there.”
We had a hard time coming to one we both liked. John hated all the names I suggested like: Cai, Emmett, Dillon, Evan,
And he’d come at me with names like: Keean, Art, Redmond
It was kinda upsetting me that we couldn’t find a name. We set a deadline for Feb 1. I didn’t want to be one of those people who have a nameless baby in the nursery! I had friends saying, just name him Embry, and my family saying just name him John jr. NO Thanks!
Last week I sent John a bunch of names, including the winner, which I had sent to him in the past. He wrote back that the winner was growing on him. It was a top pick of mine too so I was a) amazed b) kinda thought he was messing with me and c) cautiously excited.
After going back and forth about middle names with him, I put my hand down on Embry’s apartment and jokingly said ” Is your name ___? Kick once for yes, kick twice for no.” And I felt that beautiful lil blip feeling of him moving inside there. It was so amazing!! I kinda got scared. LOL (i totally cannot wait to be able to feel him from the outside so John can share the awesomeness of his movements)
So it was a bit hard for us. But we found a name!! I don’t have to call Baby H, Embry anymore!!!…..But on this blog I will, because we’re keeping the name semi-under wraps until Baby H makes his debut.
I’ll give you a clue. It’s Sanskrit, but doesn’t “feel” like it. And it’s awesome. 🙂 Yeah, that’s all you’re getting for now.
Was it hard to pick names for your children? How did you decide?