IT IS SO HARD TO COME UP WITH A NAME.
At this point in my pregnancy with Ruby, I had already agonized for months. I am taking it a little easier this time around--I think I'm driving everyone less crazy with the constant stream of indecisive conversation. I feel like we haven't thought about it enough to come up with every single possibility out there yet, but for now we are thinking about a couple.
Subject to change:
1. Penelope Rose.
2. Charlotte Rose.
Nieman has a niece named Penelope, but she's given us permission on behalf of her brother and sister-in-law to use it. It's Kyle's favorite so far. I really love it, but for some reason the name Charlotte keeps coming back in my mind. A little girl called Lottie or Charlie would be adorable. Kyle is unsure about that. Rose is a family name on my side and I love it. Katy apparently called it a long time ago, but she's okay with me using it as a middle name. I would never use it as a first name because, come on--Ruby and Rose? Shades of red? Gimmicky.
Okay here's a confession--I also love the name Dahlia. I think it's adorable and old-timey. But I also understand that it's weird, and everyone I've mentioned it to lets me know that it's too weird--including Kyle. So that's probably off the table. But I can't help still kind of wanting it!
Kyle and I are going to make a list of names to seriously consider. We're going to try to keep thinking of new names and hopefully we'll feel inspired. I agonized for so long about Ruby's name--even though I had picked it out months before I was even pregnant. This time I don't have a name ready so it's harder. Ahhhh.