I can't remember if I had names picked out when I was younger. I know I had a name picked out for a girl when I was dating the boyfriend I had before I met Keegan, Aurora. I've always loved the name Aurora, but ever since Robyn joined the TLC show, Sister Wives, with her daughter Aurora, it's lost the spark for me. I don't think the names has jumped in popularity, but I'm still wary about using it.
As for names we're seriously considering for our future kids, my goal is to name my children unique names without being ridiculous. It took me a while to love my name, mostly because I got sick and tired of spelling it out for people, but as an adult, I love it. I want to give my child a name that will set them apart without calling them La-a. (I was hoping to find a link to the story, but a woman in Louisiana named her child La-a and was getting upset that people were pronouncing it incorrectly. Apparently it's pronounced Ledasha.)
Anyways, the names we're currently loving also all have a basic "theme." Both Keegan and I have Celtic names, and we both have Celtic heritages (Irish for me, and Scottish for him.) Fun fact, my name means, "a dream." My dad used to joke that it doesn't specify if it means a good dream, or a nightmare. But I digress.
Keegan and I both seem to gravitate to names that have a Celtic background. Currently for a girl our top name is Brogan. I love that it can be a "cute" little girl's name, but can still be a strong name for a woman. To go along with Brogan, we have three possible middle names. Leigh, after Keegan's best friend's middle name, who is like a brother to him, Ann, after Keegan's mom, or Marie, which is my middle name. The only "problem" I have with Brogan, is there isn't an easy nickname. My sisters and I all have nicknames which are shortened versions of our real names. Example: Aislinn = Ais, Brianne = Bri and Caitlynn = Cait. The only shortened version of Brogan I can think of is Bro, and that just reminds me of the stupid trend of males calling their friends "bro."
I also like the names Kyla and Michaelea for a girl, but not as much as Brogan.
As for boy's names, I like Tiernan/Kiernan, Declan and Camden. Out of those four, I think I like Declan the best. Tiernan/Kiernan and Camden are all so-so as of right now. I also love the name Kale, but for one, I'm against naming my child after a food, and two, Keegan knows a Kale and says he's an asshole. Can't name my child after an asshole, can I?
So, how about you? Have any baby names you're currently loving? Think I'm out of my mind for loving any of these?
P.S. Can we just make a pact that you won't steal these names from me? I know it's stupid to ask, but I'm in love with the name Brogan and we don't need a bunch of little Bros running around the infertile blogsphere do we?