Thursday, January 7, 2010

Top baby names of 2009.

I am about to admit something that I have never admitted before.

I don't love Emma's name.

Emma Raegan.

Ryan wanted Fiona or Francis. Excuse me while I throw up in my mouth.

I wanted Emerson or Emilyne.

We both loved Lilly but it was just too many L's with our last name.

We decided on Cameryn.

I was doped up on mag and couldn't see my baby yet. Ryan went down to sit with her in the NICU and came back with a weird look on his face. I remember he grabbed a pen and a piece of paper and started writing.

"We have to come up with a name," he said.

"I thought we decided on Cameryn?" I asked.

"She doesn't look like a Cameryn. She isn't a Cameryn."

We were back at the beginning. What now? I knew he didn't like Emilyne because it rhymed with Caroline. I knew he didn't like Emerson because he associated that name with a random strip club in SC that he may or may not have ever been too.

We knew Raegan would be her middle name.

Blank Raegan.

Emilie Raegan. Yep. That was it.

Nope, it wasn't... Ryan wanted to spell it Emily and so we scratched that name off.

Emma Raegan.

"I like it." I said.

That's it then!

No five minutes to think about it.

We decided on Emma Raegan.

Don't get me wrong, it is a beautiful name and she is definitely an Emma. However, the popularity of the name Emma really takes away from the beautiful name. I wish the name wasn't so popular.

I received an e-mail the other day with the top 100 baby names of 2009. Guess where Emma fell?

Numero tres.

Emma Raegan.

I guess that's better than being named after a strip club, having the same name an an ogre or your name meaning "crooked nose". {Cameryn means crooked nose.}

Now that I think about it... that makes me love the name Emma. To be honest, there is no other name I would have rather used. There is nothing like writing a blog post to make you realize that you really do love your kid's name. And that my friends, is reason number 543 that Emma will need therapy when she grows up.


Jamie said...

That is hilarious!

Diana said...

You are so funny!

Midwest Mommy said...

lol, I think it is so funny. We picked a name for my daughter that wasn't on any list. People actually thought we were weird and kept asking us stupid questions about why we picked it. Now it is growing in popularity and it's made it on the list! Dang it!

Midwest Mommy said...

I should add it's not on this list but it is in like the top 100 list but still it never was on a list before, lol

Krystyn said...

You are too funny.

We didn't look at any lists, either. And, now we end up with Isabelle which practically on the list, too.

But, I love Emma..and I think you are right it is perfect for your little girl.

The Nicholsons said...

Emma is perfect!

Flying Giggles and Lollipops said...

I love Emma. I think it grew in popularity after the Friends episode. My daughter, Chloe is on the top 10 and Aiyana, well, there are not too many of girls with that name.

I am glad you come full circle since starting the post and now love your daughters name. I keep teasing my husband that we should have a savings account exclusively for our daughters' therapy.

Fidget said...

oh brave! i would have left the hospital with a nameless baby. I have to eyeball my kids to decide their names usually (4 out of 5) & i spend months endlessly ruminating over the possibilities. Such casualness would have killed me, LOL