So I’m in a bit of a funk today. Hard to believe when I have such a cute, sweet baby who makes me smile pretty much every second…but yes, indeed, I’m feeling funky. So funky I had a case of writer’s block when I started this post. Then I looked to the Net for some inspiration and found it….in the form of a Kardashian.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West had their baby girl and they named her North. This baby girl’s name is NORTH WEST! What were they thinking?
I know celebrities are notorious for unusual, unconventional and downright ridiculous names but I gotta say this is quite possibly the most bizarre out there in my opinion. It’s comical. I honestly find it hard to believe they chose that name with straight faces. North in and of itself is a little more than eyebrow raising, but paired with the last name of West is…unkind.
I may have had a few doozies on my list. I loved Iris when throwing names out there. It was not greeted with much enthusiasm when I told family/friends. I still think the name has a sort of ethereal ring to it but when I look at my baby girl’s face I just don’t see an Iris and I’m thankful I was swayed away from that name.
We also L.O.V.E.D the name Paloma. In fact, for years before we were serious about having a baby together, Tim and I said if we ever had a daughter her name would be Paloma. And we stuck to that until I was late in the throes of pregnancy.
We took much slack for that name as well. Paloma means dove in Espanol and it sounds both exotic and regal to me. But I was told time and again by my Spanish speaking friends/family that it also means pigeon and popcorn. Not something I loved hearing when I was so resolute on the name.
After awhile we decided to add a few additional names to our list of one. Those names were Jacquelyn and Valentina. We discussed them every day. Jacquelyn soon trumped the beloved Paloma and sank Valentina.
We took the naming of our child very seriously – considered what it would be like for her when she was in school and as a career woman. We didn’t want her to be teased growing up and we wanted her to be taken seriously as an adult. And we want her to love her name. So we weighed the options carefully. We also considered nicknames. There is nothing good for Paloma and I wasn’t particularly keen on “Val” or “Tina” for Valentina. I also wasn’t crazy about “Jackie” for Jacquelyn.
Then I threw “Jax” out there and Tim and I knew it would be the perfect name for the baby dwelling in my belly. We thought “Jax” had a spunky, sassy sound and a child of ours is bound to be loaded with spunk and sass.
That’s how Jacquelyn prevailed and was chosen to be bestowed upon our offspring. I can’t help but sit and wonder how Kim and Kanye came up with North for theirs. I’m not even sure it’s true (can it be?). I read it on TMZ afterall.
Let’s open this up for discussion. I’d like to know what you named your child/children and how you came up with it. Also what were the other names you had in mind? And let’s talk about other offbeat names you’ve heard.