This Saturday, The Prof and I drove to a wedding for one of his former students and research assistants. We decided that prior to this trip we would take the baby name book and list of names so that we could work on it in the car. As you may recall, picking a name turned out to be a difficult endeavor. Once we knew we were having a boy, the choices narrowed down considerably. I sat down with the best baby naming book, The Baby Name Wizard, and came up with a relatively long list of boy's names I liked and gave The Prof the option to do the same. Interestingly enough, he trusts my judgment and did not ask to look at the book for other names. As we drove, I would say a name and it would get a yes, no, or okay. There were few yeses on both of our part, many okays, and only a few nos. I read the okays again and we actually eliminated all of them for various reasons. Names I originally thought I loved suddenly fell under the no list. Honestly, I love all three names. I feel like we can hold on to all of them and see what he is like when he's born. Well, basically make a snap judgment of what name fits him best and voila! He is named!
On another note, we are finishing up the registry and oh my, we are still a little befuddled. The Prof told me that I am better at this sort of thing and let me go to town. I think the choices overwhelmed him. We will be heading to Babies R' Us this weekend to look in person and try to finalize our choices. And then our heads will simultaneously explode. In order to be the best registering mother to be, I emailed five friends who are relatively new mothers to ask what items they thought we definitely needed and what items we should avoid. While I'm on the subject, if those of you who have children want to do the same, I would absolutely appreciate any help you can provide. As I said, we are amateurs at this whole parenting business and any friendly advice you wish to share will be appreciated.