Thursday, April 28, 2016

SOS: baby names

So hands down one of the most aggravating things about the impending arrival of our newest family member is trying to agree on a name.

We had a girl name that we both loved (Elsie), but within a week of landing on it I came across multiple articles that predicted it to be one of the most popular baby names of 2016. Being the hipster that I am, that just won't fly.

I should also say that I think we should deviate from the 'E' names (it wasn't intentional with the two we had! They just happened to be our favorites!), but Jon is convinced BT will get a complex if he/she is the only one without an E name.

And we just can't agree on an E name.

We have a boy name that we are both lukewarm on and that will likely be the front runner, but until we commit I'm keeping it mum.

Girl names are hopeless. My top pick is Etta but Jon isn't on board. Jon's top pick is Ellie Mae, but I really don't want my child named after a Beverly Hillbilly.

We've stopped discussing it because we were getting nowhere. We have so many friends whose kids' names start with 'E', and then most of our favorites are predicted to be super popular this year, so we're at a loss. If you have any suggestions or ideas, please send them our way!


  1. I'm a fan of Evie, Evangeline, and Estelle, but you could go with a name that starts with a D or a J so it's syncs with someone's name in the family.

  2. I don't think the baby will have a complex if their name has significance to you. Then they'll know the story of their name and feel special all the same.

  3. Ellen? Eileen? Erin? Eleanor?
    Elvis ( :p) Erich? Everett?

    Just what came to me off the top of my head. I don't think your child would have a complex, but if it was me I'd have to do another E-name just because I need things to match. This is the main reason I avoided M names for Norah, just incase we had a third I didn't want to feel locked into only M names. :)

  4. What about Emilia, Eleni, Eila, Ellis, or Emerson?