Like I have mentioned before, I think we have finally settled on a name for baby girl #2. If you think I'm revealing it now- you're mistaken. What fun would that be? What I thought I would do is give you the names that we liked but are not using. I'm always interested in everyone's name list so I thought it would be fun to share mine. Feel free to steal these glorious naming options.
Charlotte- This actually wasn't a contender this time around but it was such a strong contender in the first round that I thought I would share it anyway. When I was pregnant with Aubrey I was pretty set on naming her Charlotte and then nicknaming her Charlie almost right up until we found out we were having a girl. Then I got cold feet about it because I thought it was going to become super popular. Turns out that Aubrey is more popular than Charlotte so the jokes on me. The reason we didn't consider it at all this time around is because if there is a (slim) chance that we decide to try for #3 and it's a boy we will name him Joseph Charles after my husband and then nickname him Charlie because the thought of having two Joeys in the house drives me crazy.
Piper- If I had not opened my mouth about baby girl's name than her name would have most likely been Piper. I have loved Piper forever but the hubs wasn't too keen on it the 1st go around. Since Aubrey was pretty much his choice, he gave me more wiggle room this time and was okay with Piper. Unfortunately his family showed extreme distaste for the name. While I know that it's my kid and my choice, it didn't feel right for me anymore because our close family seemed to so strongly hate it. For the record- my mom loved it and is still a little pissed we're not using it.
Tessa- This is another leftover from my first pregnancy. I loved it but Joey did not. One of the things that I really liked about it was that it sounded cute with my middle name Tyler. I thought it would be kind of nice for her to have the same middle name as me. Everyone else seemed to like the name too but in the end I decided that I liked it way more two years ago than I like it now.
Hadley- I just really thought this was a cute name. I heard it for the first time in a movie The Upside of Anger and had been keeping it in my back pocket ever since. I have also been seeing the name a lot more lately so maybe it will become popular.
Zoe- We were pretty sure that we were going to go with this name after Piper was ruled out. We went about a month thinking that this was going to be our choice. My big concern with it is that it is getting really popular, I think because of actress Zooey Deschanel. The kicker that made me change my mind is that Zoe sounds way too close to Joey which is my husband's name. He goes by Joe but I call him Joey and to have a Joey and a Zoe in the house would drive me bananas. My mom brought this up to me, I think she was just trying to get me to switch back to Piper but I'm glad that she made the point regardless.
There you have it- my close call baby names. You'll have to wait until September(or maybe August) to know the name we chose. I will let you know that it isn't a very popular name, it falls somewhere in the 300s as far as popularity in the U.S. goes.
What are your "almost" baby names?