I feel like naming a baby is a huge responsibility and somewhat stressful. I want something unique but to where it has been heard. I don't want to have my kids to constantly have to go by their first name with their last initial like I had to because their first name is too common. I want their names to be meaningful. I want their names to sound modern and classic all at once. So like I said, a huge responsibility and stressful.
With both Nolan and Ryenn, Adam and I were able to decided on names fairly quickly. It was easy to fit their names as siblings as well. Adam came up with both first names of the kids and I came up with their middle names. And no, they were not named after Nolan Ryan, the famous pitcher. That was a happy coincidence (kind of).
Nolan's middle name is Myles. I am super close with my
Ryenn was a little more difficult. I really loved the name Adaly (a combination of Adam and Emily). I came up with that as a joke mocking all those people who combine their names. I was surprised when it actually worked so well for our names (just shows we were meant to be together). Adam wasn't in love with it as a first name though. So we used it as a middle name instead for Ryenn.
Now baby #3 is a different story. We are coming up with completely different things. I am not sharing our process of names yet, but we are on totally different playing fields. Adam is coming up with a lot names he likes. While I like them too, they either don't have a middle name that fits well, doesn't sound right with our last name, or doesn't sound like it belongs with siblings named Nolan and Ryenn.
We have resorted to going through the baby name books, our movie collection, and books. Nothing has gelled for either of us. We want to come up with names that we both love, not just like. There are a few names that I cannot get off my mind that I am totally in love with, but that Adam isn't fond of, or vice versa.
I am sure that this will be easier when we know the gender of our child because right now we are able to jump from boy to girl names. I keep joking with Adam that all of this will change when we find out we are having twins. He about dies every time. It's one of the funniest things to me though. At least we have like 32 more weeks to decide. Or maybe our baby will just come home nameless.....