I don’t know why, but we are having a dickens of a time picking a name for Baby 4. I have never in my life resorted to a baby name book, but now I’m desperate so I checked out Bring Back Beatrice!, a baby name book purportedly for parents who want names with character.
I found it quite entertaining to read, because the author and I share an aversion to “franken-names” and I appreciated how each entry included a section of “you might also like” names. That was especially helpful for girl names, but rather the same lot of eight names in the boy section.
We found a girl name we both like (Clara!) but realized with chagrin that it won’t fit with the kid set we have (Clara! Sarah! Doh!). Other than that we just went round in circles with the same group of names we’ve been batting around already, but it’s not the fault of the book.
I’ve no idea why we’re having such a hard time finding a name, but we’re open to suggestions.
Here are the names we have: Hannah, Jack (short for Joshua), Sarah
Here are the names I like but Josh is not feeling: Eliza, Eleanor, Margaret, Susannah ; David, Graham, Andrew, Thomas
Here are the names Josh likes but I am not feeling: Penelope, Elizabeth; Theodore, Calvin
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