It’s interesting how adults in TV shows always have baby names. If TV was realistic, the characters in their 20s and 30s would all be named Jennifer and Stephanie and Jessica and Amanda. Instead, they’re named Emma and Isabella and Ava and so on. There is not a lot of love for Jennifer in current TV, movies and books, despite the fact the name was ridiculously popular in the 70s – more popular than any name today, including the all-too-prevalent variants of “Bella.” (It’s worth noting that Isabella was already rapidly rising in popularity before the vampire books were written, meaning the vampire author chose a popular name, not that she made the name popular.)
Anyway. I wish I could name my child . . .
Quinn. It’s my maternal grandmother’s maiden name. I love that it starts with Q. I just like the sound. However, B’s nephew is named Quinn, and he thinks of it as a boy’s name as a result.
Aoife. Is that not the coolest spelling for a name ever? I first came upon this name after reading The Children of Lir as a child, and it’s kind of been growing on me ever since. However, it’s obviously not popular in this country, and I couldn’t subject my child to a name that difficult to pronounce.
Sinead. I just like the sound of this name. I like the “sh” and the long A. It’s just a great name in my opinion. However, B has totally vetoed it as the name makes him – and he says most people – think of the pope-hating singer.
We are really struggling to pick a name. It’s a problem. There is no name that B is even remotely on board with that I really love (or vice versa).