Tuesday, July 8, 2008

what's in a name?

With McKinnon baby #3 less than two weeks away (but who's counting?), Patrick and I are deep in negotiations for what to call this one.  Since we don't know if it will be a boy or a girl, we're working on options for both.  Girl names are SO much easier.  With each pregnancy, we've had a ton of girl names that we could agree on, but just one or two boy names that we both liked.  This time around is no different.  In desperation, we turned to a baby name website and started looking at Scottish boy names for a little inspiration since  the McKinnons hail from Scotland.  The internet never lets me down-- I came away with some GREAT ones:

  1. Fang
  2. Ear
  3. Cuddle
  4. Oliphant
  5. Urquhart
  6. Farquar

Do you have a favorite?  I can't even pick between them.  Awwwwwww.  Little baby Fang.  SO cute.

9 comments:

Karey said...

I don't know, Merideth... It's so hard to decide between them that you might just want to give him all of those names ;) The internet can be sooooo helpful!

Melanie said...

I especially like Cuddle. If he becomes a senator or something he could be 'Senator Cuddle.' I'd vote for him.

Stephanie said...

I am glad you have made it healthy through the whole pregnancy (I guess except for the gallstones you will have to get out). But I agree, girls names are easier to come up with. If the McKinnons are Scottish you might try putting some of their old family names into the baby name finder and see if it gives you any better options...Good luck with the name and the baby...

Tamara said...

I vote for Ear...why? Why not-

Melissa said...

You should try the Utah baby namer...they are even better!!

Jennie said...

Oliphant McKinnon sounds like a winner. You could call him or her Oli for short.

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Nollie said...

I know they're not Scottish, but Andy and I are loving the names Oliver and Thomas right now.

Mirien said...

Mer, all I can say is...keep searching. And I don't agree. I think girl names are harder. Want to help us out?