the name game

so it’s true, we have finally settled on a boy name – should we blessed by blue, come June.

but nope. we’re not telling.

however, i must say- that journey to find the right boy’s name was an interesting one.

as i may have mentioned previously, i decided years ago on the girl’s name… and made it clear that there was no negotiating on that.

so, one would think, since i chose the girl’s name, i should be kind enough to let AJ pick the boy’s name.

yes, but that would be assuming that i play fair – which, of course, i do not.

i had known for a long time that AJ had really enjoyed a certain boy’s name that really just made me say ‘ick” every time i heard it. i don’t care if it was used in a Legendary Waterfall movie with a certain hottie actor. i still felt that name was girly and i wasn’t having it.

i tried to be sweet. i tried offering alternatives.
– Carson?
– Camden?
– Ryder?
– Quincy?

nope.

then i would get my nose out of joint. why didn’t he like my names? hrumph!

then i started to make a game out of it.
STRONG NAMES OF MYTH
Ares
Zeus
Achilles
Odin
(We already have a THOR, so why not add another God-like presence?)

SPORTS FIGURES – HUSKERS
Ndamukong (my personal fave)
Dontrayevous
Pelini

SPORTS FIGURES – OTHER
LaDainian (or really, just add a “La” to anything on the list)
Ocho Cinco
Phelps

oh, the games we played… and still were at a stalemate.

the one morning, AJ asked what i thought of a certain name. I calmed myself and tried not to noticeably wrinkle my nose and said…. “hmmm… i’ll think about it.”

later that day i texted, “That name isn’t all that bad…”

but later that day i made one more push for AJ to consider the name Ryder.

there was the nose wrinkle.

so i thought on it, and suddenly a longer version of his choice came to mind, well, it just seemed right. it seemed perfect.

i found the right time to spring my variation on him, and he said, “That’s it. (said name outloud). Yep. I like it!”

so, we have a name.

and i may, or may not have already given you a hint to what it is! (tee hee)

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2 thoughts on “the name game

  1. By the way…the librarianslearn comment was me…I was doing stuff for work on the library blog and it didn’t log me out and posted me as that on your blog. Confusing and weird.

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