I'm going to be a father!
Tara and I have known for quite awhile now, but we didn't want to be fully public until the point where all the tests came back okay. Baby is due in early August.
It's a girl. We were so sure up until last week it was a boy we haven't even picked out a girl's name. Can I has opinions?
Astrid - Tara hates this name, although once she found out it means beautiful in norse she warmed up to it a bit. She's worried it sounds harsh for a woman's name and the kid will be made fun of.
Elise - Although I just found out it is a variant of Elizabeth, and thus a biblical name which means "My God Is An Oath" which makes me like it far, far less. Also, Tara knew someone she hated with that name in middle school. And it wouldn't work with her last name.
Juniper - Although I'm worried about the kid turning out a hippie, and I'm also worried about her being called "June" or "Junie"
Ursula - I thought this would be a shoe-in, as Tara likes bears. But Tara thinks it sounds too grown up. Also, since it's a daughter, we agreed she will have her last name, and Ursula Earnest sounds bad.
I like to a more limited extent Aurelia, Daphne, Daria, Ivy, and Lydia, although these were mainly just alternate ideas since Tara shot down the ones I really liked.
Claire - Reminds me of Claire Daines. Makes me retch.
Lillian - On the good side, there's a Depeche Mode song with that name. On the bad side, it's also apparently a variant of Elizabeth. Also, it's damn trendy now. I want to avoid normal names like the plague.
Zoe - Although I thought it would be a great name for a daughter when I was a kid, now not so much. Of course, she won't have my last name, but I still think it's a bit too juvenile.
She's also into Arden, Aurora, Cerise, Harper, and Lila.