Not to be a tease or anything but we have finally come to a consensus on THE name for Princess Pancake. No, it is not Pancake.
And when I say 'we', I mean all three of us... well, I would say five because we even asked Santana and Lucy but you know they just have this sweet blank brown eyed stare however they did turn their little terrier heads to the side when we spoke with them so maybe that was a 'yes' from the dogs too?!
Matthew picked the name really. We gave him a choice of two that we liked and he picked this name.
When I say I am not trying to be a tease that means the name will be the ONE surprise about this baby. With Matthew, we left everyone in the dark from the name to the sex (including ourselves on the gender thing!)
I suppose part of the reason I do not want to tell the name has to do with the last time I shared names I had some negative feedback and I just want to avoid that entirely.
We like the name and that is really what is important, not that is overtly unusual or that ranks high or low in the Top 500 on the Social security list (it is in the Top 500... does that narrow it down for you???) and so forth... I am glad to have made a decision and if you ask Matthew he has no idea because we only asked him once and have not mentioned it since so he is fairly in the dark besides making the ultimate decision about a week ago.
The other reason I am holding back on sharing the name has to do with the fact I feel any name is subject to change (I am fickle like that ;) While Kevin denies this, we decided Matthew's name was going to be Ethan until about six weeks before he was born which would be about the time that I received the above mentioned negative feedback -- THAT SCARRED ME FOR LIFE --- er I mean when I freaked the f*** right out (seriously do not give negative feedback on potential baby names unless someone specifically asks you to do this and also not to a pregnant women in her 3rd trimester!)
So as we drove back from Indy back in 2005 from a trip to buy some much needed baby gear we decided on Matthew's name. That it would be Matthew and that he would have two middle names being his two grandpa's names. Randomly. In a fit of 'OMG our child shall be call Bull Schmidt the rest of his life' (sort of like Pancake only BULL SCHMIDT??!!? I mean come on that is JUST bad. It would totally land him in the Worst Names Ever book which by the way have you seen that book?? I have and it is sort of disturbing...)Also, I knew a girl named Cherry Pepsi and twin boys named Sunshine and Rainbow (this was NOT in California...)
I take this naming thing seriously. Names are important. They tell people who you are, a bit about yourself. I have been obsessed with names since I can remember, even as a kid. I liked to look up the origins of names and see how they could be spelled differently.
I went through a phase when I thought my name should be spelled with a 'Y' instead of an 'I' as in Chrystyna. Why? Because that is how the girl on Head of the Class spelled it. And I so wanted long red curly hair like her & to be THAT smart AND pretty. I am glad now that I am just Christina with regular old 'I's - I like my name and that is what is important! I hope this little girl grows up to like her name as much as I like mine!