So we are struggling. Struggling to decide on a name for our little Peanut.
I’m not going to go into our decision to give her a new American name and not keep her Chinese name. But the reasons are many (one of which is that most Americans can’t pronounce it correctly). So we are on the hunt for the perfect name.
You see, I have these rules that I want the name to fit into. We still have our original name that we had if the boys had turned out to be a girl. It is Norah. With an h? Without an h? I can’t decide. But it doesn’t fit my rules.
These two didn’t turn out to be Norah’s after all
What are my rules?
It needs to be a last name/surname that can be used as a first name. (i.e. Owen, Anderson, and Quinn)
This Butler dress is the very first thing I bought for Quinn before we even knew who she was
It needs to end in an “n” or “n” sound. (i.e. Shane, Megan, Owen, Anderson, and Quinn)
It needs to start with a first letter OTHER THAN “S”,”M”, “O”, “A”, or “Q”. (I frequently label things with our first initial, so no duplicates)
That’s it! Easy peasy, right??? Well, we are having a hard time. There are some names we like but have ruled out. For example I like Emerson but it’s too close to Anderson. Rowen (part of her Chinese name is Wen) it too close to Owen…
There are currently a couple of front runners but no clear winner yet. We want the name to be perfect. And then there is the issue of a middle name. Gah!
I thought it would be fun to document my crazy baby name rules so we can look back in the future.
If you have any suggestions, I would love to hear them. Sound off in the comments!
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