After the excruciating agony of trying to find a name for Oskar that Timothy liked (then having him pick my top choice anyway), I changed my strategy this time.
I told Timothy, "This is what I am naming the baby if it is a girl. This is what I am naming the baby if it is a boy. If you want something different from those two names then you have to think of it and you have to convince me."
Last night I called the baby by his "name" and Timothy said, "We're not calling him that." So I said sweetly, "Great! What perfect name have you come up with?"
Me, "Try again."
Timothy, "In honor of Kami's Sackett boys, we should have a western name. How about Earp?"
Timothy, "Winchester? Remington? Butch? Gulch? Shorty?"
The conversation lasted an hour and it was hilarious. I feel no pressure at all. If Timothy finds a fabulous name--awesome. If he doesn't, I get what I want. Win, win. This is the way to approach baby naming!
Oh, and if you're curious, my girl name is Flannery Mildred and my boy name is Badger Marion.
We hope to find out gender in two weeks. Fun, fun. I'm guessing boy.
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