When we named Matthew, it was easy. It was a slam dunk, actually. I had a list of names, Matthew was at the top of that list, and B had an old childhood friend named “Matt” who was truly his best friend. Sadly, Matt passed away when he and B were in college and that left a hole in B’s heart forever. When we discussed names early on while dating, I mentioned “Matthew,” he agreed to it whole-heartedly, and we were set. All we needed was a boy, and we got him! Matthew’s middle name is my younger sister’s nickname, so it truly was THAT EASY to name him.
BB2 – not so much.
We have gone round and round on what to name BB2. I have offered up this list of names:
- Bauer (I LOVE this!)
- Bennett (I love it but is gaining in popularity)
- Gatzby (the response I got was, “What?”
- Henry (I love this, but it is super popular right now)
- Hugo (LOVE!)
All vetoed, and rather quickly.
When we were at a restaurant on Super Bowl Sunday discussing names, I brought up “William” again. B was expressing why it wasn’t the name for BB2 and this guy at the table next to us chimed in and asked, “What about Wilson?” We looked at each other and you could just tell that we both liked it! I was excited! This meant I could still call him “Will” if I wanted. We agreed to “try the name out” for a bit.
BB2 is referred to in our house as, “Wilson,” and I’ve fallen in love with it. I’ve gotten very attached to it. If we decide to not go with “Wilson,” I will have a hard time letting go of that name. BB2 may always be “Wilson” in my mind, even if he has a different name once he’s born.
We went out for dinner on Saturday for a date night, and I think we discussed names for BB2 the entire time. B came to the table prepared with suggestions! Hallelujah! I didn’t necessarily latch on to any of them, but it was nice that he was suggesting things. The name he REALLY like is “Franklin,” which is a great name. BUT – people would call BB2 “Frank” and I can’t live with that. I’m not a fan of “Matt,” but if Matthew decides to go by that when he gets older, I can live with it. I cannot live with “Frank.” Therefore, “Franklin,” as nice as it is, is off the table.
We revisited my list and all of those names are still vetoed (sigh) and I suggested we look into the names of cities in Colorado (don’t laugh at me, Josey!) because we both love Colorado. Well, guess what names on MY list are names of cities in Colorado? Two of my favorites – “Hugo” and “Bennett.” Even with that going for me, those names are still on the veto list 😉
At the end of dinner, I did offer up a name that popped into my head earlier that day. I wasn’t sure how it would set with B.
“What about Cayman?”
B asked where I came up with that. I didn’t know. It had just been floating in my head all day. Turns out, when we were shopping earlier that day, we walked by a new Porsche and Brian wondered out loud if it was the new 911 or… the “Cayman.” That’s right, the name that is stuck in my head is the model of a Porsche. HA! My dad would be so proud (he is the very proud owner of a 911, which he thinks is the best.car.ever.built) 😉
Turns out that B likes “Cayman,” so we’re thinking about it. I think “Wilson” is still on the list. B thinks that “Franklin” is still on the list (it is not).
We’re still no closer to having a name for BB2 – and I have a goal of having him named by this Friday.
Wish me luck!