This month’s 10 on the Tenth subject is baby names. I’m pretty sure I’m fixing to offend some people.
Let’s be honest: we make certain assumptions about a person based on their name. Nobody expects ‘Destiny’ to be all that bright or ‘Timothy’ to be all that athletic. ‘Blake’s’ gonna get called up a lot more often than ‘Earl’ and ‘Sarah’ has a better chance at the job than ‘Caliope’.
Do parents not think ahead when naming their kids? Did all those new, 1982 mama’s of tow-headed baby girls think ‘Granny Krystle’ would somehow sound dignified in 2027? Aren’t you just asking to have your kid beat up when you name him ‘Buck’ (Hello Aunt Jo!)?
We stuck with more traditional family names when naming our kids. (Yes Aunt Jo, I have heard that ‘Buck’ is a family name. Was ‘Bain’?) My one spurt of creativity saddled poor EmmaLee Theron with an unfortunate moniker in an effort to honor my grandmothers. I wish I’d stuck with my original thought.
I’m done having kids and I can nearly guarantee that my kids won’t listen to a word I say when they start naming their own. And I’m positive I’ll love baby ‘K$isha’ as much as I would have loved baby ‘Lucy’. In the meantime, here’s my top ten baby names. We used five of these names when naming our three kids. Maybe when Lizzie becomes a cat lady she’ll use the rest.
- Thomas Doyle
- Emma Claire
- Samuel Jack
- Aimee Elizabeth
- Andrew Max
- Lily Caroline
- Jacob Evan
- Charlotte Isobel
- Daniel Bennet
- Olivia Grace