Saturday, January 24, 2009

cool web site

Even if you aren't in the market for a baby name, this website has some really cool features. I especially like the Name Voyager. Even David thought that was pretty cool...

Baby Name Wizard

Oh, and perhaps you are all dying to know that I am making progress on the name issue. I went through Babynamer and came up with some lists of names I liked. Then David went through and marked the ones he liked. I feel like I have a girl name fairly solidly picked out, but the boy's name is not quite as solid. If this baby is 9 days late, though, it will be born on Darwin's 200th birthday. So that is yet another consideration... ;o) (Not for a first name, though. In theory I think Darwin is an awesome name, but the "geek factor" is a teeny bit too high.)

4 comments:

Lucy, Marc and Katie said...

You make me laugh ;) Naming a baby is so tricky!!! And then you add the factor that your husband has to like it too! I love the name Oscar, but Marc's dog when he was a kid was named that so it is out for us. So sad!

mindy said...

Ha ha! Yeah, you have to be sure not to use up your good kid names on pets. I had a friend whose favorite name was Tessa. She named her dog that (at a time she didn't think she'd probably have kids) and then was kind of bummed to have to come up with a #2 choice for her daughter.

I actually really like the name Lucy and considered it seriously for this baby, but it hasn't really seemed like the right fit (maybe wrong gender?) and plus it's gotten a bit too high on the popular meter for my comfort level. I still think it's a fabulous name, though. I might have to use it for a dog someday.... ;o)

And lots of people have told me they had dogs or knew of dogs named Mindy. In 2nd grade, the zoo people brought a spider monkey named Mindy to my class and I thought it was AWESOME! My friend Dean also named one of his rats Mindy, after me, since I introduced him to rats as pets and he brought it home on my birthday. I was honored!

Native Minnow said...

You could always go with a middle name of Charles, you know, if it's a boy, and he's born on Darwin's b-day.

mindy said...

That is true, Minnow. He does have more names than just Darwin. I guess his middle name is Robert. Not much more neutral than that. But I must confess to liking the "controversy" (at least in LDS country) that would come with Darwin.... Charles could be anybody.