Am I the only one who actually doesn't like this part? For some reason I find this process very difficult. It just isn't fun to me, either too many names that have too many associations, connotations, baggage - I just feel so blah or downright negative about so many names. Maybe that means I just haven't found the right one yet.
On most decisions I like to have all possibilities in front of me and then to eliminate from there - so clearly this is a hard way to approach this task - no way to do it this way, so maybe I feel I'll always find another one I like after the kid is born, not sure if that's the feeling or not.
This is baby # 3 - naming DD wasn't too hard, and actually still love the name. Naming DS was much harder - mainly b/c my DH who is a Jr. struggled deeply with whether to make our son a "III" or not. After severely waffling for the last month of the pregnancy, we ended up first announcing the name (after the birth) as DH's name with the III - then he panicked - and backed away from it in the hospital and we ended up filling out all the paperwork, birth certificate, SSN in a different name (my only favorite boy's name) and then when we were home several days later, DH said he wanted to share the name with our son. AGH! So we went ahead and had all the paperwork changed (luckily he took the reins on that task) I was really cool about this all and honestly think DH was having a mid-life, father (of now 2) panic attack and it manifested itself in this issue.
So fast forward to now - DH has essentially given me the green light to choose by myself. We'll find out the gender this time, probably most for this reason, to only have to choose one name.
This is really the only part I'm really not looking forward to. Am I the only one?