This is one of my favorite topics! It’s so funny that I had baby names picked out as a teen. I guess I didn’t think about the fact that someone else would have some say in the matter. My boy names were:
Drake – Tim vetoed because of Dr. Drake Ramoré from Friends
Lyndon – I still love this name but it wasn’t manly enough, according to my husband.
I finally figured out that I needed to pick a boy name that you could yell from sports stands. So, I went to famous athletes and came up with Nolan.
My girl name was Kyla. Tim wasn’t fond of K names and we have a niece named Kylee. I don’t know who came up with Janie. I’m thinking it was my suggestion since I babysat a Janie as a kid but Tim wrote it on our newlywed questionnaire so who knows!
A few months ago, the morning show that I listen to on my short morning commute was talking about names that were ruined by songs. Someone called in and said Janie was ruined from the Aerosmith song, “Janie’s Got a Gun”. Obviously, I don’t agree. Yes, when we announced that we were having a girl and her name would be Janie, some people broke into song. Of course, these people were our age. Janie has never had someone her age reference the 1989 song because her generation doesn’t know Aerosmith. I love the name and think it fits her so well!
I don’t know that we will have more kids but here are some names that I currently love and I think would go well with Janie and Nolan…..Darla, Bethany, Marla. I really can’t come up with a boy name! Maybe I need to look at some sports rosters.
What are your favorite baby names and how did you come up with them?