Don't get me wrong, I know that you all have named your children appropriate names (many of which I adore (J.W. being my favorite!!)), but I found this article and just had to share it here. Naming a baby is tough work and required a lot of thought, and I'm not sure that everyone in the world realizes this. Honestly, you should see the names that people come up with. Working in a pediatric clinic, you see it all (as I'm sure many teachers can also attest to). I understand that YOU think you are being unique when you spell a child's name atrociously (and just plan incorrectly), but your child has to a) learn to spell it, b) pronounce it for everyone they meet, and c) spell it constantly because no one can spell it correctly. Neveah, Jaxon, Maddyson,
We're struggling with this currently as the name we both love and agree on has the initials G.U.T. It's such a fabulous first name, it would go really well with Spencer, and the whole thing flows really well, but how do you give your kid a name with such atrocious initials? I really want to, but just can't (the U is a family name which is why it is tip-top in the running for a middle name). The other name we loved and were going to use was just used by B's cousin (whom we see very regularly as they live close to us), so that's out. So now we really have very little to work with. It's not that we don't see eye to eye on naming, it's just that we know a ton of little boys and a lot of them have used the "normal" names that we like. I can't name my child Jack or Will. They're darling names, but we know a ton of them under the age of 3, and I don't want my next baby to be one of three Jacks in his room. My besties have Ben, Henry, and Patrick, so those are all off the board too.
If you have any favorite baby boy names that you'd like to share in the comments, I'd love to hear them. Remember that our last name starts with T and we would prefer to use a U (first choice), J, or W (all family names) as the middle name. So Benjamin U.T. wouldn't work either!! Help, ladies!!!