Wednesday, August 15

Baby Name Game

I went to the doctor today for another check-up and she listened to the baby's heart. We won't have an ultrasound for two more weeks, but she said the heartbeat sounds like a boy. I'm not sure what that means, but I was excited. We'll find out in two weeks if she's correct or not.

So, this doctor's visit prompted a series of events that led to Matthew and I "talking" about baby names. Most couples have a hard time agreeing on names - not us. We're more concerned about sweating the small stuff - like the spelling of the names. Oh yes - you're not mistaken. As if we haven't had enough to argue about over the years, we chose to argue about the spelling of the names we chose. And to make matters worse, both spellings of the name we like are used - so neither one is necessarily "wrong" - although Matthew would fight to the death that mine is the wrong one and his is the right one. Has anyone else had this issue?

And lest you think that I am unwilling to comprise - know first that I married into this name that was chosen. My husband has adored this name for YEARS (literally!) and all but demanded that it would be used for our first child of this gender. My only comment was that maybe we could alter the spelling to better reflect the correct pronunciation. You would have thought I started World War III or something.

Anyways...any thoughts about this dilemma? I'd really love to solve this.

4 comments:

Pam said...

We haven't all out argued yet about names. I say yet :) Of course he has banned me from using a name that starts with J, W, or H. Since we already have a J and H, and W would just sound ridiculous with Wickman. We'll see what happens in the future.

Angie said...

Hi rach! Usually boys heartbeats are a little slower than girls. Ty and Jacks were around 140-150 everytime. And my opinion on the name thing....who's having this baby? If he's picked the name maybe you should get to spell it...compromise? We've asked Ty about names, even though he doesn't know what's going on yet, but all I got was Thomas the train and cowpoop! I don't think those will work. Take care!

Matt and Rachael Neal said...

I love it that both cousins decided to give their two cents on this post! So far I've decided there's much bigger things to worry about in this pregnancy than the name. For heaven's sake - at least we agree on a name! :)

And Angie - I think cowpoop would be very appropriate! If Ty likes it, that's all that matters! Haha!

Meliss said...

I can't stop laughing after reading this...