By now, you know that I’m borderline obsessed with baby names. I’ve been creating and recreating lists since before I got pregnant. But when you’re not the only one responsible for naming your future children, and when friends and family members manage to pop out little ones before you, your naming options slowly become slimmer. More than once, I’ve (somewhat) jokingly said to my wife, “We need to hurry up and have a baby! All the good names are being taken!”
When my wife and I got married, we took her maiden name (Hill) as our middle names. And we both took my last name (Mass). We decided to do this because neither of us care for hyphenated last names for various reasons, but we still wanted to honor both of our families and have familial name recognition within our own eventual family. We made this decision knowing that we would do the same for our children: give them the middle name Hill and the last name Mass. Having two one-syllable names that also happen to be actual words (Hill Mass) as middle and last names further makes choosing a name for our twins a challenge.
So as much as we love the amazing names listed here, they just had to go. For one reason or another.
Tell me what you think of the names we had to say goodbye to. And let me know if you’ve ever had to let a name go!
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