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.