The Name Game

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Social security has recently released the rankings of baby names for 2013.

http://www.ssa.gov/cgi-bin/popularnames.cgi

Where do your babes fall?

Mine are Ari Joseph & Giada Estelle.

How did we come up with them!?  Naming someone for life is such a permanent thing.  When my husband I were naming our two we had several {self created} rules.

1.  Name couldn’t be in the top 100

2. No names that typically would have a nickname or be shortened.  I wanted my babes to have one name and not be asked “Do you go by x or by y?”

3. No weird spellings

4.  Middle names needed to flow (with my son we knew we were going to use my husband’s grandfather’s name Joseph, so the first name needed to fit).

With all those rules, I am pretty certain their names won’t be found on souvenir key chains, pens, or pencils, but I’m OK with that.  I’d like to think that I gave them their own unique identity and {hopefully} growing up they won’t share their name with anyone. 🙂

Whatever your “rules” may be for naming your babes, here’s a fun game I liked to play while we were expecting.  Pick a letter of the alphabet and go back and forth thinking of names that start with that letter.  It helps get your creative juices going and it’s interesting to hear what the other comes up with!

Share how you came up with your babes’ names, I’d love to hear!

 

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2 thoughts on “The Name Game

  1. Love your rules! We didn’t want too popular if a name either, went with Adrianna which I didn’t see in the too 25 on that site.. And her middle name rose, we took from my moms name, Rosalyn 🙂 love your babes names!

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