Guy and I have had our first child’s name picked out for quite some time, depending on the sex, of course. There will be no discussions or arguments, except maybe for the middle names that haven’t quite been selected. I love finding out what people are naming their children and really love names that have meaning or heritage or names that are flat out awesome.
I can’t help but wonder though, does anyone ever regret their name choice after the fact? I’m not sure that too many would admit to this, but does anyone fall head over heels for a baby name and then a month or a year later wish you wouldn’t have picked it? Given more time our choices surely would change on nursery decor, wall color, crib bedding etc. – why is the name different? Choosing a name is much more important than deciding on lady bugs or flowers for the bedding, but it is a decision non-the-less – one you may regret.
My hope is that the name that you choose for your child will end up fitting their little face and personality so exactly that you couldn’t picture them being called anything else. Even if the name fades or gains in popularity, you know that this is the name chosen just for them and that makes it special. Am I right? I just can’t stop myself from thinking that I will wake up 6 months after giving birth and look at my little baby and think, “I can’t believe I named you that.”
Sher Bailey is a writer in the Midwest who believes the power of humor, Mod Podge, and grandkids can fix most problems in life. You can find her at SherBailey.com.