Friday, December 01, 2006

The name game

Vacation is great, but I have been trying to wade throughout the pile of mail and other stuff to do and have not have enough time to blog. So sorry.

Anyway, not much new on the TTC front. Still waiting. I ditched the ticker because I could never get it show the right day. But I can continue to tell you about my SIL TTC saga. There is a little (big) back story that would take too long to type but I will give you the highlights. So basically in addition TTC (yes, they know we have been trying) my BIL and SIL are threatening to steal our favorite potential girl name. Now I KNOW my worrying about this sounds stupid and petty and I realize that it kind of is, but if you knew the whole back story it would make much more sense. Anyway, when they were preg last time they asked for advice on what to name the baby and we asked them to please not name her X (our chosen name) because it was the only name that hubby and I could agree on. It was not in their top choices at the time so we didn't think it would be a big deal. Well they got all offended and said that they loved the name and might use it. Ok fine. We just thought we would ask, and they ended up using another name . No big deal UNTIL...
There was a dinner conversation on our vacation (I promptly left the table upon its beginning) and they were talking about TTC and how if they have a girl they have 2 names left from their top 3 and now my SIL doesn't like one of the other names so they think they would pick X (the name that this whole back story and argument was about).Seriously? They had to have known that this would be like rubbing salt in a wound for me, right?? It is not about the name really, but I feel like that was downright mean to talk about. She is not my favorite person right now.

SO, because I realize that this whole argument is completely stupid, I broke out the baby name book last night (yes, I have a baby name book). Hubby bought it for me when we started trying and it has been deeply buried in a drawer ever since. We went in search of a new name that we could agree on so that we could let go of the other one and so that I can not be upset when my BIL & SIL get preg before us, have a girl, and name her X. (OK I will still be upset, but I might be able to avoid unnecessary violence).

Wow, there are a lot of girls names out there and some are doozies. Yikes! I am very thankful to my parents that they spared me from the fate of some of the ones I read. We don't have any winners yet but I felt better that we found some new possibilities. I also know that all this is a little premature, but it part of the hopefull phase that I am in at the moment. One more week until we know whether or not we can put these names to good use.

5 comments:

Mrs. Belle said...

OOO, I am happy to help choose names. I know that we will be choosing names before too long (for you! not for me!)

Erin said...

That's pretty rude (not to mention insensitive) of her... I'd NEVER touch any of my sil's names! She's in a similar situation as you. Though, even if she weren't, I still wouldn't steal her names! Grr...

So how's it going? Find any new girl names you like?

Raybelle said...

Grrr.....lemmie at her! No Baby-Name stealing from Calibelle!

Jenny said...

Yeah, rather insensitive, espeically since you SPECIFICALLY asked them about it when they talked about names with you. Could you mention it to your brother? There is always the possibility that they forgot? I'm sorry you had to deal with such ding dongs. Prayers are with you

Jaimelee said...

Are we talking the name you've had picked since highschool? Starts w/ M? Well, if that is the case I'll kick some butt for you because you've had that name picked out for years.
I also applaud you for being so big about the whole situation. While I realize that it is not worth losing family over it is still awful and insensitive on both their parts!