I think it’s safe to say that baby fever has officially hit my family.
We are less than a month away from my sister-in-law Amanda’s due date of July 3rd. On Wednesday evening, my mom, sister & I hosted a shower in her honour. It was a great turn-out, and Amanda got so many lovely gifts. Baby Young is officially geared up and I think they’re pretty much ready…we just need a BABY!!!
Yesterday, Amanda’s twin sister Steph and I launched “The Baby Young Pool”. Luke & Amanda have chosen not to find out the sex of their baby, so we’re all very excited and anxious to find out what they’re having. Also, Luke is a bit of a pool junkie – hockey, NASCAR, whatever’s going – so we thought it only appropriate that his baby have one too!!
They’ve chosen not to share any of their names with us, and have confessed to having trouble coming up with a boy name. With that in mind, Steph & I encouraged our family & friends taking part in the pool to offer up name suggestions, and it has been an endless source of entertainment for the past day! Obviously, some of them have taken this very seriously. ;) Here are some of the gems they’ve come up with so far (both boy and girl suggestions):
- Ricky Bobby
- Ham Jr.
- Georgette Bobette
- Slow Walking Walter
- Wade (and that came from not just me!! haha KAYLA!!)
…And several references to Luke’s favourite hockey player, Stevie Y, after whom their dog Yzerman is named. (How wonderful would it be to have a son named Steve and a dog named Yzerman?…oy.)
Of course, I made my own horrible suggestion, even though I didn’t realize it. Yesterday morning, my friend Lindsay and I were brainstorming, and she thought it would be cool if they combined their names: Luke + Amanda = Luka. I thought it was brilliant, and immediately emailed the suggestion off to Amanda.
She replied with something like, “I’d probably be all over that, except that’s the name of the guy that chopped up that Asian lad and mailed his body parts all over the country.”
Very bad choice, indeed. Whoops!
So, bloggy pals, here’s where you come in. Luke and Amanda need your help! What are your favourite boy names??
I’ll start…Amanda already knows she’s not allowed to use my boy names…but I have offered up some of the following (Luka notwithstanding lol!):
- Christian (I wonder where I got that one from…)
Any excuse to include another picture of Ian Somerhalder…
Have you got any to add to the list?? If Luke & Amanda happen to choose a name you suggest, I’ll even send you a PRIZE!!!
PS – They have no idea I’ve turned their baby boy name dilemma into a blog post, but…well…you guys know baby names are one of my FAVOURITE things to talk about. ;) Also, feel free to offer up girl names too, even though I think they’re pretty set on their girl name. You never know, something they see could change their minds.
PPS – I realize I played this Baby Name Game not all that long ago, and you’re probably thinking, “COME UP WITH SOME NEW MATERIAL, JILL!!” But you know…sometimes your fave names change, right? I’m interested to see!!