You guys, I am SO lost about what to name our son. I just don't know. I HATE naming children. There is so much pressure. I want him to have a name already. I want to call him by that name instead of "this one" or "the new baby".
I had a dream we named him Nate. Great! you may say. It is a sign! But it isn't. I like the name Nate but that is not his name.
It doesn't help that one of our favorite agreed upon names is Jackson. But we have a dog named (Captain) Jack (Sparrow) and that is a little too awkward. Plus, when we first mentioned we liked that name when we were pregnant with the then gender unknown Sophia, my mother jumped in about all the Jacksons we had in our family, even though I had never heard of any of them in my entire life. That sealed the deal. Our child is not being named after a plethora of relatives I didn't even know existed. The name was/is ruined for us. Ruined.
Don't get me wrong. We have a list. The list. The list of names that gets more meaningless instead of more enticing.
I wish he could just tell me what his name is already.
In 5 years, when little Nate Jackson Hale is running around the house you can remind me of this post.