Photo taken at Serendipity in NYC
We're not of the school of thought of keeping names a secret for two reasons: 1. We highly doubt that any name we come up with is so mind-blowingly creative that as soon as we say it or type it, everyone is going to use it and 2. If you happen to like one of the names that we like, and you happen to name your kid that name, and it's a pretty out-there name (some of our names are pretty weird), then we'll know you copied us and rub it in your face for eternity.
Good reasons, right?
So that is why I have no qualms sharing our top ten girls names (in no particular order):
1. Briony - after Briony Tallis in Atonement.
2. Holland - the country and Jeffrey R. Holland, one of our favorites.
3. Calypso - my all-time favorite girl name, but Steven hates it AND we have a niece named Cali, so things might get confusing.
4. Scarlet "Scout" - I've always wanted to name a girl after Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird, but still give her the option of having a sophisticated name. However, Scarlet Redfern sounds more like a nom de plume than a real name.
5. Sparrow - Lovely. But tribal. Sparrow Redfern...
6. Margeaux - because we love the French. But I don't know... I'm not really feeling it lately.
7. Bristol - LOVED until stupid Bristol Palin came along and claimed it. I grew up "near" Bristol Bay and have always loved how it sounds.
8. Pay - after Marjorie Pay Hinckley. I like the simplicity and the originality.
9. Jency - Irish, genealogical name. Cute, but maybe too cute.
10. Jett - Again, love the simplicity, but I don't like how it sounds with "Redfern".
I'd love to hear which ones you like and which ones you don't.
I promise my feelings won't get hurt :)