Okay, so I decided to write this post since I obviously have some practice in naming babes! But, this isn’t a “how to” post on coming up with the best name that will cause the least amount of teasing as your child navigates through grade school.
Nope, this is more about you friend! Tell me if I’m wrong… you spent hours googling things like unique baby boy names, vintage baby girl names, the best names of 2019 for babies.. do I really need to go on? Because I totally can. As we are about to welcome our FOURTH baby boy into the family, I can tell you with certainty I read through no less than 102 lists of names and one of those lists alone had over 1000 names on it. And I didn’t find a single name I liked. Not a single name felt right for our little fella. Not one fit with our family.
You’re probably reading this post, thinking well, this is a pretty non-productive post Morgan. Thanks for all the encouragement and help! Okay, here is the advice, sister. Don’t listen!! I’m sure you have that one name (or it may be several) that you have yet to utter into the world because you KNOW your family or friends will make that super annoying cringy face like they smelled a dirty sock when you say it. If you didn’t catch on yet, I know that look well!
Say the name that is in your heart. You have grown this baby. You are literally pumping blood, and vitamins, and minerals, and all the brain cells of your being into this tiny new life within your tummy. You know him/her more than anyone could already. If it rests well with you. If you see yourself yelling for them in the back yard or hooting that name at the top of your lungs when they score the winning touch down their senior year of high-school. If you can picture that name on the wall of a law firm or with MD behind it one day. Don’t let anyone steal that light from you!
Our boys have unique names. And honestly, I gauged whether I was on the right track naming them by the degree of that cringy face my mom would make! Except, it was more like the greater the degree, the closer I knew I was to getting the name juuuuussst right (she loves me for that).
My point is, if you are needing validation. If you are looking for permission to go with that name you have NEVER heard used before. If you are wanting to know if it is okay to let your child live life standing out from the crowd… HERE IT IS!! Permission granted, validation given! Teach them young mama! Teach them, they can live on their own terms, with their own uniqueness. Fitting in the crowd is suffocating! Step outside the circle!
And I know this question is about to be rolling in so I will go ahead and tell you the names of my boys. Our six year old is Knight Emree, our four year old is Banks Morgan, and our 3 year old is Emmitt Glenn. Now as for the little guy who has yet to make his debut… You will have to wait to meet him!