Here is my first Web show on CBS News' Eye on Parenting. It is appropriately about choosing baby names.
We have been struggling with a girl name and only recently came up with one we both agree on. We're keeping it a secret even though my intuition tells me that we won't need it. I think I'm having a boy.
I knew my boy name pretty much right out of the gate. It was the "epiphany moment" that I discuss in this segment. To decide on the girl name, I used The Bump and Nameberry.com to come up with a shortlist. I read them to my significant other while he tested out our new glider and we were able to use the process of elimination.
I also had two quirky naming rules: The name must have hard consonants and it must be two syllables or more. No monosyllabic names. Don't ask me why.
I feel pretty good about our selections now. I had been worried that I would get to the hospital and spend hours staring at a blank birth certificate. I'm ready now. (Hear that, baby? Mommy is ready! Come on out!) Still, I'm with Jennifer on this one: Why is naming so hard?