I have been scouring baby name websites, letter by letter, trying to find names for Nugget.
What's the deal with these websites? Why do they even bother listing some of the names they've got on there? Take the name "Kenadie", for example. My apologies to all the Kenadies out there, but apparently your name is Irish in origin and means "ugly head". What parent is going to name their kid "Ugly Head"?
"Hey! Ugly Head! Go get your brother, "Big Bum!"
Baby name websites should come with phonetic pronunciation keys. Some of the names look like there were invented by spilling the letters out of a Boggle box. I found an interesting name early on in my search: Espn.
"How do you pronounce that?" I asked myself. I clicked on the name to learn more.
The meaning of the name is "television sports network". It should be pronounced E-S-P-N.
I'd be better off calling her DM2DM2FD.
Naming a child is a huge responsibility. Whatever name we choose will help to shape our child's identity and place in this world. Names are important. Naming a child is one of those things that sounds like fun but, when you get right down to it, isn't. It's hard!
Even before we find a name that Fawn and I can both agree on, we must do our due diligence. We can't choose a name with a nasty hidden meaning or one that's easy to make fun of. It has to sound good with Nugget's last name, and it has to sound good with Nugget's middle name (and we still need to pick one of those, too).
I thought it might be easier to name Nugget after she was born. I couldn't have been more wrong! Whenever I come across a name that I think might work, I look at her and ask myself, "Are you a ___________?"
Obviously, I haven't gotten the answer I've been looking for.
I am waiting for that moment of epiphany where everything just works. Where I say a name and I know that's who Nugget was meant to be.
In the meantime, I'll keep searching.