So if you didn't already know, we are having another baby.
We had a heck of a time naming Jameson. Stress over naming your child is so not what a new, jiggly, emotional, exhausted mother needs. Maybe I'll tell you the story sometime.
So we have vowed to have this child named well before he or she is born. Just get it over with, taken care of an agreed upon, so I can worry about other things while I'm sitting blankly trying to decide what to eat for lunch and wondering how on earth I'm going to be responsible for two kids.
Incidentally, we have had our girl name chosen since well before Jameson was born. If we have a girl, that will be very convenient for us, in the naming department.
However, this pregnancy so far has been so similar to my pregnancy with Jameson, I am sort of just planning on it being a boy until I hear otherwise. I have been scouring baby name websites. Most names I suggest just make my husband crinkle his nose and say, "I guess I don't hate it, but..."
Anyway, my favorite boy name when we were expecting Jameson was Gunnar. I just think it is such a cool name. But then I think...does it make people think "gunman?" Does it sound kind of redneck? Like if this child ends up moving somewhere urban and getting a classy job, will his name make him out of place?
So I like it, but I have been scared to commit.
So I made a poll. Feel free to take it. I am so interested in feedback on this. To me, the name sounds well-traveled and mysterious, but that might translate to "weirdo who eats lunch alone" in middle school.
The thing is, you can make fun of pretty much any name, especially when the person you're making fun of has any sort of flaw or quirk. So yeah, any name. I know I can't escape the name getting made fun of, but I would like to avoid it as much as possible.
Can you tell I just love having something to stew over?