We are not among those who will name the baby while it's in the womb.
How could we name him without seeing him first?
What if we plan on naming him Joseph and all call him Joseph and he comes on out and we think "He looks more like a Rupert..."
Do we change his name?
But we do have a list of names we like so when the time comes we can look the child over and say "Edwardo, not Joseph, don't you think?"
"Ah no, I'm thinking Rupert."
(Rupert, Edwardo and Joseph on not our list of favorite baby names, FYI - just example names)
We're prepared. A bit.
BUT our brother-in-law Chris introduced us to a terrible new thing called Baby Name Wizard.
You go to the link and type in your favorite name and it will show you a graph of its popularity.
Or a map of America with high-lighted states where the name is common.
And we realized that all our boys names are ... trendy.
I don't WANT a baby with a trendy name.
I don't want teachers to tack on P. every time they call out Rupert's name in class.
"Rupert P. I want you in a group with Rupert B. and Natalie W."
This is what every single one of our boys names looks like:
See where they peak? NOW. All of them are most popular NOW.
Grrrr. New names, I suppose.
What a pain.
(Our girls names, however, are VERY unpopular... which also might be worrisome.)