My son – whose name is Alex – explained that over lunch they’d talked about whether the other kids thought their names fit, and if not, what their names should be instead. Instead of Alex – a name that has been the subject of much discussion between my son and I – they dubbed him George.
And he would make a great George! It’s a family name on my dad’s side, the name of an uncle and my late great-grandfather. It never quite made our shortlist, and none of my cousins have used family names.
I’d considered Georgia over the years, but seriously considered never George – and I can’t say why. Could my positive reaction be part of a delayed Prince George effect?
- Idaho takes their time releasing name stats, but when they do, they also share unusual names registered. Worth waiting for Theory, Glacier, Dually, Torque, Truce, and Pearadice. Really – Pearadice! What does that mean?
- I like the names Truman and North, but Truman North together? Can’t decide if that’s a poetic nod to Canada, or an unintentional punchline.
- Rumor has it that Keisha Castle-Hughes is in talks to join the Games of Thrones cast for the fifth season as Obara, one of Oberyn’s daughters. Obara – the next Aria? Maybe not, but I think she’s more wearable than Khaleesi …
- These 80s throwback posts at British Baby Names completely make my day. Mary Petronella! Ferdinand, Basil, and Beau! Primrose and Pelham! Aristocratic, daffy, and totally different than what I was hearing in 1989 in the US. Too exciting.
- Not to say that American names are boring. Zeffy’s list of 1790 finds is intriguing. I know why we’ve stopped calling our kids Masheck and Nimrod, but Dempsey, Orson, and Collier are great.
- Farewell, Geraldine. And lots of other names in Ren’s post at Nameberry. For now …
- Just noticed: Marjorie re-entered the US Top 1000 in 2013!
- Best name mentioned in Facebook conversation this week: Zvezda, which the poster said means star in Macedonian – his grandmother’s name. No clue how to say it, but it’s intriguing, right?
- As if choosing first names wasn’t tough enough, there’s also plenty of room in 2013 to choose your kiddo’s last name – a thoughtful look at surname choices, here.
Now, on to the exciting news – my birthday is coming up, which means that this upcoming week is packed with names that I’ve chosen – five straight days of crazy, would-you-really-consider-it choices.
As always, thank you for reading, and have a great week!
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