Today Jeigh asked me if we could name the baby "Hiccup".
I like it.
Any other suggestions if the baby comes out not looking so much like a "Hiccup"?
Before you so willingly offer up your best baby names, here are the stipulations:
1. We need a name of the female persuasion as we are fairly certain she will appreciate not being named something like "Gordon" or "Hogan" when she starts high school.
2. A name that fits in with her siblings would be most...fitting. In case you were wondering "Dee", "Jeigh", and "Elle", and even "Joe" are simply code names I use to stave off perverts and weirdos. For the sake of finding the perfect name for number four, I am going to hope those kinds of people aren't reading this today and reveal my children's true names.
"Dee" is Deacon
"Jeigh" is Eliza Jane
"Elle" is Lydia
See how my code names are a phonetic play on their initials? I know, I know. My cleverness astounds even me.
So, we have good, old-fashioned, religious, southern, pioneer stock like names around these parts. And we'd like to keep it that way.
3. I am not fond of popular names. I want to avoid my child becoming Emma P. so as not to be confused with Emma T. The farther down the list of the Top 100 Most Popular names it is, the better. On the other hand, I am not fond of "weird", far-out names either. Picky, picky. But I am sure there is a nice middle ground around there somewhere.
4. This baby will have two older sisters whose names end in "a". It could be fun to stick with that, but certainly not necessary. Those two sisters also both have "l" sounds at the beginning of their names as we often call Eliza, "Liza". These similar name sounds make for lots of tongue-twisting trouble when we start calling for our children.
Bottom line: Names ending in "a" = good. Names starting with "l" sounds = not good.
5. Before we settle on anything, you can count on me looking up the name meaning. I have a thing for name meanings. I love knowing that my name means "the mother of all living". Fancy, no? My husband kind of got the bum-end of the deal where his name means "hills of clay". Poor guy. But don't feel too bad for him; he doesn't seem to lose any sleep over it.
So, there are my stipulations for our baby girl's name. Think I am making this far too complicated?
Maybe we should just go with "Hiccup".