Sunday, January 19, 2014

Baby Names

First of all, I still can't believe we are having a girl. For whatever reason, I had like convinced myself we were having a boy, so now my mind is still blown.

But now, to think about names! Brent is a little picky... well... lets be honest so am I. I was reading on this website that a good rule to go by for picking a name is the Blind Date Test. Think about someone setting you up on a blind date with a person named ______. Would you be interested or turned off by just the name alone?

Brent and I both really like the name Eleanor, not only because its in the family, but because we think it's quite classy. We were thinking we'd call her Ella for short. Although... I hate to say it, but Eleanor- and especially Ella- are becoming more popular lately. Once I realized Ella was so trendy, I was thinking we could call her Nora for short... but I don't know how into it I am.

I recently discovered the website, Baby Name Voyager, and if you type in the name you're thinking of, you can see the popularity of the name from 1880 until now. It's fascinating.

So my top baby girl names are:

1. Eleanor
2. Lois -- (I quite like this one, but just thought of it today- and Brent said he liked it!- so it needs some time to stew)
3. Penny -- I can see some teasing happening here, though.
4. June -- One of our close friends listed this one as his top name... so I couldn't steal it. But how cute and classy!
5. Wendy

Top photo from here


  1. Fun fact: The name Wendy didn't exist until J.M. Barrie wrote Peter Pan.

  2. Went to bed last night! Couldn't get to sleep...dozens of names flashing thru my mind! Hummm; Not Penny (short for Penelope). Not June (Born in May - I had a nice Auntie May in Cambridge.) Eleanor? I had a nice Auntie Eleanor, a country chicken farmer in Soham, Cambridgeshire. (I am not recommending any of these)...I shall have to think about it again - in bed tonight. Perchance I shall have a revelation!!!