A while ago I had two readers email with a request that I write a post on my favorite baby names. While their emails were independent of each other, both were expectant mothers. I really had the best intention of putting together a carefully thought-out list for them, but time got away from me. Their babies are probably in preschool by now! Last summer I finally did put together a list of some favorites for a blog post (outside of my own children’s names, of course) and had fun thinking of new names. Thought it would be helpful to share my list, in case there are other expectant mothers who could use a little inspiration.
Let’s begin with the girls. I select a name based upon three criteria: Originality, elegance, and versatility. An original name is always appealing as well as one that is elegant enough to give them flexibility in life. For instance, a “cutesy” name that sounds fun as a baby isn’t always great later in life. Especially if they have aspirations to be any type of leader or taken seriously in a business meeting.
And the boys. I find boy names harder to select if you’re going for something more original. Many “unique” names just sound weird for a guy. That being said, for this list I went classic with an original twist.
If I were to design a nursery these days, I think I would go with a soft vibe like this one. Funny, the colors are a muted version similar to our youngest son’s nursery, which I never technically finished, but shared with you years ago here.
Or this easy, simple space. Love that the room has both a regular bed and crib in it – great for long nights with baby or for two siblings sharing one room.
If you’d like me to put together an inspiration board for a nursery, leave a comment so I know there’s an interest. I have a few ideas brewing. Let me know and I’ll get started on a post.