I never suspected it would be so difficult to come up with a name for our child. Of course, not knowing the gender doubles the difficulty. I will not name a child after myself or Sharon, nor will we use a name that 7 other people in either family already have. I think that adds unnecessary confusion and lacks originality. I don’t want any bizarre names or names that will cause the child to get a daily drubbing at school (physical or verbal). But I also don’t really want a name that every third child already has. I recently read through every single name in a book of 30,000 names and none of them stood out (male or female). Sharon and I have also bounced various names off each other, and we can’t seem to agree on any yet. So, it’s getting a bit interesting. Maybe we can just name him/her “null”. Except we’ll have the same dilemma when the second child arrives. Maybe “n” for the first child, “n+1″ for the second, “n+2″ for the third, and so forth? ;-)
OK, just so you all know, this is NOT a request for suggestions. Suggestions WILL NOT be accepted. I just needed to whine a little bit.