Baby Names

I have a few names that I have come up for our baby girl.  I’ll have some descriptions on how we came up with some of these names, but I’ll put the poll up first to not taint the vote.  If you have other suggestions, post it in the comments!

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With the coming of a girl, the name Obadiah is off the table (and thus Obi-Wong is dead).  Of course I couldn’t leave out Star Wars names.  But a little explanation might be needed for some of these names.

Jaina: Based on the post-Return of the Jedi storyline.  Jaina is Han Solo & Leia’s daughter.  She has a long story.

Leia: This should be obvious enough.

Aayla:  Extreme Star Wars nerds will recognize this name.  They’ll know Aayla Secura as the sexy blue jedi from the prequel-trilogy timeline.  Lesser nerds will know her as the blue jedi girl who got shot in the back in Revenge of the Sith. Normal people will not even know she exists.

Hannah:  We just like this name. 

Chloe:  We need some names to match Caleb & Caris.  Starts with C and has five letters.  This fits.  When I think of Chloe, I think of the girl from Smallville.  I always thought Superman should have hooked up with her rather than Lana.

Callie:  Another C name alternative.  Not 5 letters though, so that might be dead before it even gets started.

What Supernanny Taught Me

Yvonne and I like watch Supernanny sometimes while we eat dinner.  For those of you who don’t know what the show is about, the Supernanny (Jo) visits these dysfunctional families almost always with 3 or more kids and teaches them how to solve their problems.  The show actually does teach us some things, but I joking tell Yvonne the thing this show teaches me the most is to get a vasectomy.

We had a June deadline this year to decide if we wanted to have another child.  If we didn’t get pregnant by that deadline, or decided we didn’t want another child by then, I’d get a vasectomy.  Well there’s no need to wait for the deadline, cause Yvonne is pregnant with child number 3.

We’re still early on this one (only 5 weeks along), but if everything goes right he’ll have an estimated date of September 8 of popping out of Yvonne.  And yes, I did say “he.”  Not that I know what the sex is, nor would we have any idea at this point, but I finally broke Yvonne down and got the green light for the name Obadiah.  I think it’s more the point that we used up all of our names that I got the green light.  So if it’s a boy, and Yvonne doesn’t veto the name later on, we’re going to be calling our son Obi-Wong!

Of course if it’s a girl, or we decide later that we don’t want Obi-Wong, we have no ideas for another name.  I think we’ll have to go with another ‘C’ name with 5 letters.  A girl name might be easier to come up with, since a girl can pretty much be called anything and not be made fun of.  However, with a boy, I wouldn’t want my son to have some flowery name.  And I don’t want to call him Chuck.  If possible I would like the initials to be some technology acronym like CSS or XML.  But I can’t think of any tech acronym that ends in W.  Maybe WWW, but that is all.

Even with a vasectomy, I don’t know if that can stop a machine like me.  My boys are too strong to be stopped by a surgical procedure.  Each time that I’ve knocked up Yvonne, I’ve broken through on the first unsafe instance.  There’s no stopping me and my little guys.

Baby Name

Side note:  Caris is farting up a storm right now.

We had decided early on what the name of our girl was going to be.  It was just a matter of deciding if was going to be Caris Elisabeth or Elisabeth Caris.  Now if she had been a boy, that’s a whole different matter.  We had trouble coming up with Caleb’s name.  Now we’d have to come up with another name?

Well I was still pushing for Obadiah (Obi-Wong).  But Yvonne would have none of that.  I think Obi would have love that name.  We eventually settled with Nathan as the first name.  For the middle name, we were going to go with Ezra, I think.  Unless that name meant something like Caleb Joshua.  A very bold meaning in Caleb’s name and so far he’s lived up to it.  We wanted to avoid naming our child a name with a meaning that’s active like Caleb’s.  Nathan Ezra would have been it.

But God has given us our girl.  We may never have a need to use Nathan Ezra unless we decide to have another again.  If that’s the case, then we’ll have to come up with a girl’s name.  I’ve already got her first name picked out.  Hopefully Yvonne won’t veto this one as well.