I’m Doing it Again…

“It” being naming children I don’t yet have.

It’s a problem.  I do it all the time.  When I’m reading, when I’m surfing the interwebs, and especially in the car with the poor dear husband.

He might be driving us along to dinner, listening to a song he really likes, and something in me says “Now would be a great time to assault him with the names you’ve been mulling over and carefully matching to first, last and family names!”

And then I wonder why he says “No.” to everything.  Probably because I don’t give him time to think, or because he isn’t an obsessive baby-name-control-freak who thinks about this one task constantly.

Also, it’s probably because naming imaginary children is not something that’s worth a lot of time in his eyes.  Or at least I assume that’s how he feels.

Maybe he will be more on board when it’s real… And maybe I’ll just keep trying to wear him down until he tells me “Yes.” one day.  😉

7 comments on “I’m Doing it Again…

  1. Silenthopeful80
    April 14, 2012 at 11:37 am #

    I’ve always done the same, I’d named my daughter before I got pregnant, I’m doing the same now and not even started treatment yet. xxxxx


  2. b
    April 14, 2012 at 12:41 pm #

    Haha! I could have written this post. I am forever guilty of playing “the baby name game” and my husband has the same dead pan reaction. Somehow, though, I remain undeterred and I think I will probably keep doing it al the way until the labor room!


  3. zygotta
    April 14, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

    I guess we were lucky – we agreed on one boy and two girl names before we even got married (I am not even sure we were engaged!)

    not that we have a son, I don’t know what are we gonna do if we are blessed with another child who happens to be another boy… we don’t have another name!!! Then I will become you-the-husband-assaulter 🙂


  4. journeytobecomingamummy
    April 16, 2012 at 7:51 am #

    I do this all the time too!

    Luckily the hubby was well on board with the discussions at the start and we have managed to pick a few names that we really like for if/when we manage to have kiddies but I think, because we were set on the names we discussed, he’s a bit over it now.

    I however am not over the baby name game and every cute name I see/hear/dream up goes on my ever expanding list … most of which will be scoffed at or deemed “too chavvy” by the hubby later on! 🙂


  5. thespottedduck
    April 16, 2012 at 9:10 am #

    Hi there, I tagged you in a Q&A. Feel free to join in if you’re so inclined!


  6. worldslastsingleguy
    April 17, 2012 at 12:50 am #

    Is it weird for me to be a dude and have done the same thing? I feel it is, but I only did it because I’ll get awesome tattoos of their names. That and I want to have a son named Lance, full named Lancelot, because hey, that’s badass.


    • Tracy
      April 17, 2012 at 12:38 pm #

      I don’t find it weird at all. Then again, I’m not the best barometer for weird. 😉


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