Or before you even had your spouse picked out. For some of us, we had absolutely no idea.
As a young woman, I knew someday I wanted to have children. I never even thought twice about what I wanted their names to be or even what names I really liked.
In fact, my husband, who was my boyfriend at the time and I never once discussed names before deciding to become pregnant.
A few months into my pregnancy we had decided on a boy’s name we both cared for, Charles Alexander. Charles, which is his grandfather’s name. With the nickname Charlie, a favorite of mine since middle school. Alexander, which is my grandfather’s name. Done. No arguments there.
A girl’s name however, we had still not discussed.
We walked into the ultrasound appointment ready to find out, weather it would be a little Miss or Mr.
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Of course, it was a girl! I myself, was overjoyed to be having a little mini me. Now the question remained, “What is her name going to be?”
I am all not for waiting until the baby arrives to decide. I need to know everything ahead of time. After a few months of searching names online, in books, and from friends, we stumbled upon a name, Carleigh. I adored the name and could tell he did as well. With that spelling of course. We, however, continued to search names that evening.
The next morning, as I am sitting watching TV, I get a text from him. He writes to me that he really likes “Carleigh” and insists that be her name.
Later, we chose Rose for her middle name.
It’s not a name that was decided upon early in the game. It was a name we chose for your daughter, together.
How did you choose your child’s name?