I've chosen the names for our baby. Usually I have no problem telling people them. I usually don't care what other people think of them but when I told someone recently what they are, she acted like the names were just terrible. Even said they seemed "too heavy" for a baby. Whatever that means. I've decided I'm just going to get them out there in the open and you can read them and digest them and if you hate them, you can hate them in private before you have to swallow hard and tell me how cute you think they are.
If we have a girl, she will be Genevieve Anna. I think we might call her Gennie-sounds like Jenny. I know the spelling is a little awkward but you have to use the G with Genevieve. Chris' grandma was named Genevieve and she was one of the coolest, nicest, funnest ladies I know. Of course, Anna is named for my sister, also one of the coolest, nicest, funnest ladies I know. I like that the Gennie ties her back to me. I was called Jenny in grade school and switched to Jennifer in high school. NO ONE calls me Jenny now if they want me to respond. I used to really hate it and then I found a little card that my mom had written to me when I was young and she wrote it to "Jenny." Then I found the name sweet and endearing. So Gennie she shall be.
Our boy will be either Theodore Henry or Theodore Hamilton. We will call him Teddy. Chris' grandpa's middle name is Theodore. He is a WWII vet and one of the most honorable men I know. He has always supported Chris even when others didn't. Also, Teddy is the romantic leading man in the Emily books by LM Montgomery. I LOVED him! Perfect name for our little boy. The middle name is still up in the air. Henry is for one of Chris' relatives, Henry Dew, that I feel a kinship with after doing his and his wife's temple work. Hamilton is a family name on my side. I like them both. Maybe I'll let the kids vote.
So Gennie or Teddy it will be. I honestly think they are cute for a baby and have perfectly great names (Gen and Ted) for when they are adults.