The thing about compromising …
OK, her name (probably) isn’t Grace. She’s a random kid I found through Google
. But doesn’t she look
like a Grace? Sometimes I shuffle through photos of random babies and kids I don’t know, trying to see which look like ours might. And this cutie has my big head, brown hair and pout.
If it were up to me alone, at this very minute, our (yet unborn) children would be named Grace and Jack — damn, just saw the Will & Grace connection. Oops. Or Jack and Rose … damn, Titanic! Anyway, you get the idea.
If it were up to Darling Husband alone, our kids would be named Melissa and Nicholas.
He is suggesting “issa” names (Melissa, Alyssa), while I favour one-syllable names (Jack, Grace, Max). I am picking all classic, simple names, where he … well, I’m not sure what his “system” is. I think he just picks random ones he likes — usually with “issa” in them.
While I like the idea of our kids having old-fashioned, storybook-y names — “Aurora’s down at the creek.” “Timothy went to fetch some firewood” — Darling Husband vetoes anything that isn’t mainstream. He especially hated Henry, which was a disappointment to me and my Time Traveler’s Wife
Because we’ll be in this together, we need to find names we agree on. And that is easier said than done …
* His favourites
** My favourites
*** Mutual favourites
Emmett (Darling Husband hates it)
Harley (Darling Husband hates it)
Henry (The girls love it, but Darling Husband hates it)
Oliver (Darling Husband hates it)
- Alyssa* (new add, by Darling Husband)
- Hannah (everyone hates it, but I’m still holding out)
Melissa* (new add, by Darling Husband, which I vetoed by striking it out because it’s MY blog, haha)
Um, notice that there is not a single name that we both love? Good thing we’ve still got lots of time.