Being Carly

What You Want Us to Name Our Kid

I love you guys, but I’m not going to lie…you’re kind of not helpful. Half of you love the name Matt and half of you hate it. Half of you love the name Sophia and half of you hate it. More than half of you love the name Jacob, but the other less than half of you wrote passionate things about how we’re not to name any children after Twilight characters. And none of you (NONE) suggested any of the names that were on our maybe list.


Here’s the top 5 for each:


Please name your baby girl:    Sophia, Hailey, Rose, After a Disney character, Emma

Do not name your baby girl: Sophia, Any boy’s name, After a city, Anything that ends with -den, Anything that ends with -ley


Please name your baby boy:   Flynn,  Josh/Joshua,  Oliver,  William,   Matt

Do not name your baby boy: Matt/Matthew, Jacob or Edward, Mason, Anything that ends with -den, William



Naming kids is hard.


I am actually using your suggestions. I printed them off. I highlighted things to consider. I put it in the baby book. We’ll see.


In the meantime, here are the winners:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

And if any inspirations strike, feel free to share! I wish I could give you clues, but I’ve got nothing, other than to tell you that Lilou and Zelda were both on the list for a while and were both deemed too weird. So that’s kind of where we are…


PS – I’ll email the codes to the winners tonight!

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  • Reply Mindy

    One vote for Zelda. Boy or girl.

    February 25, 2013 at 7:28 pm
  • Reply Hope

    I think Entry # 139’s name is a cool name for a girl too. 😀 Congrats to all the winners!

    If you can’t decide, maybe you can just call the baby, “Baby” until it names itself? Though you might run the risk of them wanting to call themselves “crayon” or “momma”. :/

    February 25, 2013 at 8:47 pm
  • Reply Amber

    Just out of curiosity, do you plan on knowing if it is a boy or girl soon or are you waiting for the delivery day? Also, Zelda is a pretty cool name! (;

    February 26, 2013 at 11:16 am
    • Reply Carly

      That got a little complicated – we could find out now what it is, but I was sick and missed some of my appointments so they all got pushed back and now we don’t have another ultrasound for a few weeks. We’ll find out and share it, but for some reason I’m just not in a hurry with this one.

      February 26, 2013 at 11:42 am
  • Reply J.M. (Michelle)

    Glad you liked my girl name. ( Madison) Thank you for the code! I forgot about a boy name I really like, Gavin. Hope you are feeling better and we are all excited to find out soon !

    February 26, 2013 at 4:48 pm
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