I hope you are all keeping well.
I guess Brian, Joe, Nathan, Catherine are not on your list of possible names ;>)
The Swan on the picture seems to have 8 offspring, so numbering can sometimes be effective....
But there are always one or two not staying with the group and probably swimming outside the picture frame (Some of the other chicks are looking at the stubborn ones).
I wish you the best in the special upcoming time period and please keep us updated about your personal life.
haha @Emiel1, I did laugh when I read you message. I hadn't thought of them as possible names, I don't know if that would be a step too far! hehe
I'm pleased to confirm I'm not expecting octuplets, or if I am this is going to be a bigger surprise than I had originally thought!
Thank you for your kind words. Wishing you well. 🙂
Thank you @Trude0. 🙂
I'm currently painting walls and wallpaper removing at the weekends at the moment, so not a lot of rest, but it's good to keep moving. As you can imagine I look exceedingly fashionable in my messy clothes which are two size too small. haha
Oh I don’t know @Emiel1 , @Lizzie might be fond of a Catherine or Cathie, as we’re pretty nice people! Lol.... or even an old name like Garry!
But Farrah, Gabrielle (Gabby), Vincent, Emrys, Elliot, Oliver, Phoebe, Verity, Robert, Lawrence, Imogen and Rose are all workable. xxx 💕
On another matter, I just tried to send a private message but it won’t send, as I keep getting this as a frustrating & untrue message. X
Anyway, whatever name you choose, it will be a “Ta Daa” moment! X
I feel I will forever picture you and Garry every time I hear taa-daa, which is pretty cool @Cathie19 🙂
There are some lovely name suggestions there, thank you. I'm hoping that when I meet the baby that the name will become clear. Does that happen?
@Lizzie Congratulations, how exciting. Hoping your pregnancy and the birth are easy and uncomplicated.
My youngest daughter, who just had her first a year and a half ago (and says it'll be the only, as she's already almost 40) didn't name the baby until a week after the birth- so yes, that's perfectly acceptable. Sometimes the baby just doesn't seem like a Suzette, ya know? And they opted not to know the sex of the baby beforehand.
Another couple I know sat down and each made a list of names they liked, then took turns reading them out one by one.
"Ugh, my high school bully was named that."
"No, we already know a lot of Davids."
Back and forth until all were crossed out and they both ended up with the last same name on both their lists.
"Well, I guess it's Matthew, then."
Haha, "Sometimes the baby just doesn't seem like a Suzette, ya know? " - I hadn't thought about Suzette, but you never know when I see baby, it might be a match made in heaven! 🙂
Sooooo true @Sarah977 regarding the names you go through, we have done this. Ooo what about xxx and then, nope my boss's child has that name or what about xxx, nope that the name of my pet hamster.
Thanks so much for your lovely words here. Stay well.
Awww thank you @Emilia42.
@Lizzie Congrats and best wishes! You will likely not have the time, energy or interest to check in here, haha. But that’s ok! 😍 Stick with classic names, or draw from family names for inspiration. Nothing wrong with good old Robert, Emily, James or Anne. They age well, unlike many of the ‘unique’ but weird names people come up with these days.
Thanks @Colleen253 for your message here. I'm sure it will all take a bit of getting use to, hopefully some natural instincts will kick in at some point. hehe
Thanks for the name suggestions, it's interesting to see what the popular names are these days, it does feel like traditional names are making a come back.
Take care of yourself. 🙂