Tuesday, November 11, 2008

16w5d - the name game

Since we are now getting in fights over boy names, we are currently accepting all suggestions. Nothing especially sticks out for either of us, and when one of us likes anything even a little, the other says no way. So it's really getting rather frustrating... it'd be nice if Little Dude could have a name!

A few ground rules:
  • Nothing crazy, like Apple.
  • Nothing especially foreign and/or ethnic. I'm not narrow-minded, I just like names that can be pronounced and have fewer than 10 letters and 4 syllables.
  • However, it must have more than one syllable, since our last name has only one.
  • No B names. Again with the last name.
  • Here are some family names you can't pick: John, Patrick, David, Allan, Daniel, Ryan, Matthew, Michael, Edward, Todd, Josiah, Jude, Benjamin, and of course, Joshua or Noah. Or Jonah, after the cat.

My anatomy scan was scheduled for 12/2, but today the OB's office called to say they had to reschedule my appointment. Since they only do them on Tuesdays, they made it a week earlier on the 25th! So only two weeks until we have confirmation that Baby has a penis. I had a sudden feeling of fear recently after purchasing an armful of blue things, but I'm pretty sure the goods couldn't have been mistaken. If that were to happen, I would be in a tailspin, but at least we'd have a name. Ha!

Hats off today to my husband, veteran extraordinaire!

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ok here goes... I love using Logan somwhere, so I'm sticking with that :) Logan Alexander Burke; or the opposite- Alexander Logan Burke; Gabriel Logan Burke...
Other 1st names: Carter, Carson, Lucas (woo hoo! :) Micah, Mitchell
I'm giving you my best stuff- don't be suprised if we use one of these someday Haha :) Have a great day :)

-Kate West

The Gardners said...

I love Logan and would have used it, but I can't have a Lorelai and a Logan. :) I say Logan. It's a cute name.

Shannon said...

We like Logan... but as a middle name.

Erin said...

Whoa, all of a sudden I can leave comments from work! Yay!

All the names on your "names you can't pick" list are ones I like and would have suggested. Dang it.

And why the no-one-syllable-names rule? Josh has one syllable. Okay, well I will try to brainstorm for you, even inside these constraining limitations ;)

Anonymous said...

I agree with Erin...you can do more than one syllable for the first name since Burke is one syllable. It sounds good that way!

I too like Logan for a middle name or first name.

Matthew's middle name is "Rion" (I spelled it different since Matthew was so traditional and kinda after "Orion" the constellation). :)

I like the names that Kate put down too.

Patty

P.S. Happy Marine Corps birthday on Monday and Happy Veterans day on Tuesday to Josh from Marine Veteran *me*! :)

Anonymous said...

I have a few more...

Nicholas Logan Burke

Nathan Logan Burke

Patty

Shannon said...

Josh is Joshua = 3 syllables.

Erin said...

Potato, Po-tah-toe. He goes by Josh, so it counts. But whatever, they're your rules, so I'll play.

Shannon said...

Not to be argumentative, but actually, he doesn't. I just call him Josh. He always calls himself Joshua!

I'm waiting for a suggestion from you anyway :D

Candace said...

I like Isaac or Isaiah with Logan as a middle name!!!

Anonymous said...

Micah

Jenn ^i^ said...

Hmmm...that is quite a few limitations...here are some I like although not all would sound so great with Logan as a middle name...
Timothy, Cameron, Andrew, Jameson, Anthony, Spencer, or Tristan...
I also like some others already noted like Carter, Carson, and Micah...

Shannon said...

Names are so difficult! We ended up with the name I new we would - even a after my debating the issue for 3 days in the hospital. I like Timothy, Gregory, Samuel, Edward, and James to mention a few. James and Edward were on our short list for middle names. I'd have to really think about more.

Anonymous said...

Jonathan Logan

Erin said...

Ooh, I like Jonathan Logan too! Oh, but wait, John was on your "no no" list.

Have you guys looked through a name book?

Shannon said...

We've read tons of books. *sigh*

Minehart said...

My suggestions are Logan, Mason, Shawn/Sean, or Colton. I see that many others also suggested Logan. Shawn Logan Burke, Mason Shawn Burke....anything is better that "Little Dude"........LOL!!

Anonymous said...

I say you go with Jacob. :)

-Amber (tww)

Cari said...

I have loved the name Noble but no one ever liked it.. lol.. made the girls' dad think of Barnes and Noble... lol

but it sounds so... well.. NOBLE! : )