One "side effect" of 6 years of infertility is that we've had a LONG time to think about baby names. So, though we're barely 8 weeks, we've got our baby name list narrowed down to 3 girls' names, and 1 boy name. We're pretty sure that's our only boy choice, but he needs a middle name. There was another name that I love, but DH has a really strong opinion on the boy name, so I'm deferring to him and saving that name for hopefully a future child. With the girl names, there are two that are neck and neck, and a close third. It will be hard to choose one because we love them all. We're pretty certain of the girl middle name, too.
DH doesn't want me to post them yet. Once we actually decide, we're not going to keep them secret. We thought about it, but I don't like the way I've felt when I've been the one on the other end of that practice (no offense to those of you who've done it), so we do plan on sharing the name. But he's not ready for me to post them yet. He wants us to make up our mind, sans outside input. So, guess I'll post them when we decide and/or he gives me the all-clear :)
But, we did have a really fun discussion about names. He's decided he wants to remove the I from our last name, so we're just WRGHT. He said it's more economical that way. I said at that point, the W was extra, too. But he said he doesn't want the countless people who spell our name R-I-G-H-T to win (seriously, who does that?). Then he thought he could just go by T-W. I said if we're going for economy, he could cut those letters in half and just go by IV. Guess you had to be there, but it was so fun and silly and just wonderful to spend the evening giggling with him. When he wants to be, he is the silliest, goofiest guy I know and I absolutely love that about him.
He's also a fan of 80s girl names--Tiffany, Brittany, Hillary, Courtney, etc. I really don't like any of those names because I guess I think of them as so specific to that decade. Don't worry, I put my own name in there too and I don't like it any better. I tend to like more classic, borderline old-people names-usually of English or Hebrew origin. I seem to be winning in the name game because all 4 of our choices fall into that description but he assures me he likes them as well as I do.
Then he threw out Pope names. He said we'll have a Pious, and then John Paul I, John Paul II, John Paul III, etc. No dear, we are not George Foreman. Like I said, you probably had to be there, because when it was happening, it was positively hysterical but it's probably really lame sounding when you read it.
We'll see what sticks. People kept telling me that once we actually got pregnant, all the names we've loved over the years would go out the window. We entertained a few other choices for like 10 seconds, but I guess when you've thought about it for so long and always though things would go this way or that way, it's hard to think differently. Guess we'll see if things change as time goes on. :)
I still have moments of "this is actually happening." I just can't believe we're actually getting to talk about names.