We are a funny couple, after we got back from my first doctor’s appointment at the Maternal and Infant Care Clinic we were sitting on our patio chatting about our excitement and nervousness at trying to conceive. Then we turned to important topics, baby furniture and baby names. My husband and I are both Taurus, which just means we’re both really anal about planning. Everything for us we try to plan, I am not as bad as he is but he’s an engineer his whole life is based on planning. So as we try to get pregnant we’re already starting a plan. A plan to move into a bigger flat soon, for Matt to start going to bed at 8 pm so he can be up at night with the baby, LOL he’s going to be surprised when he finds that baby will have its own schedule, and buying baby furniture. I have to watch my husband sometimes, he can be frugal and not in a good way. So we’re pricing furniture and other baby items on the Internet. Personally I saw these killer baby diaper bags from Petunia Pickle on the website called Layla Grayce for $175.00. Hey I want to be stylish, that might cost. So we discussed furnishings and baby names.
Baby names is not really a big bone of contention for us, the kids should have a name they can spell and pronounce without having to get lessons from Hooked on Phonics. I like family names, I’m a bit of a traditionalist so family names are good. If we have a boy we will be giving him the name Lionel, my father’s name, there will be no debate on this. I personally don’t like juniors, just not my thing and my husband isn’t a fan of his first name which is not Matthew, that’s his middle name. Middle names are another story, I personally think parents should really be creative with middle names if they like, no one uses them much. So the middle name for a boy will either be Magnus, love that or Axel, Matt’s father was adopted and his biological dad’s name was Axel, what a bitchin’ name, I personally adore it. Girls we’re having trouble with the name part. I love regal names for women, Elizabeth, Victoria, Catherine but those could go wrong so fast in America and turn into Liz, Vicky, and Cathy, ugh! We’ve decide either the first name or middle name for a girl is going to be Muriel, that’s Matt’s grandmother’s name, I personally adore the name, it’s Gaelic, my mother is also demanding I give a girl child a version of her name, Brenda, which would be Brendan, it’s also Gaelic. I like it but I’m not convinced. She wanted me to name the child after me, but that seems a tad narcissistic, so I’m giving that a big NO! I also like Ingrid, Vivian, Madeline, Kristin, and Phillipa. This kid is going to have the whitest names ever but they will be able to get a job interview. I’m thinking about the future here.
You do know I’m about to write a crapload of blogs about my baby journey. Get prepared.