What’s the baby’s name?

Jan 8th 2010 2:23 PM CMT BGKY

Turns out the deliv­er­ing the baby was­n’t the hard part (for me), but fig­ur­ing out what to name him is.

It has to be able to stand up and hold it’s own against “Macon­nell Enrique” and “Scar­lett Lil­iana.”

Ini­tial­ly, “Gas­pa­cho” seemed to be a strong con­tender until we real­ized it’s too close to “gazpacho… the cold Span­ish toma­to-based raw veg­etable soup, orig­i­nat­ing in the south­ern region of Andalu­sia.” Unfor­tu­nate­ly, this name took root in our rel­a­tives in the South and so my dad is now doing dam­age con­trol, explain­ing to every­one that we in fact have not named our son after cold soup.

If it were a girl, we were going to go with “Sophia Clara” This was after Jen­n’s Grand­ma and after Sophia Cop­po­la; I’m a big fan of her work espe­cial­ly Marie Antoinette So we com­bined a bit of La bohème class with some fam­i­ly tra­di­tion and got a pret­ty good one, I think.

But this boy, this boy’s name is tougher and appar­ent­ly we have to get it named before we leave the hos­pi­tal in a few days.

Elizan­dro” from my Mom’s side (her dad), or “Juan” — my oth­er grand­pa’s names. But they just don’t quite flow like the oth­er names. We are inves­ti­gat­ing fam­i­ly lin­eage and prob­a­bly will have to con­sult genealog­i­cal mono­graphs

Any sug­ges­tions and or tips are appre­ci­at­ed.