If you know me well, you know that I have a thing for baby names. I have strong opinions about what people should/should not name their child. Name a celebrity and I can tell you the name of their children (I have to keep current on what names are trending these days :)). And you better believe one of the first things I did when I visited MG’s preschool was sneak a peak at a list of all the students. (mostly because I wanted to make sure Mayby’s wasn’t springing up everywhere but also because I wanted to get an image of what MG’s friends and classmates would look like.)
One of my very favorite things about being in this season of life is having so many pregnant friends. I love the nine months of anticipation, the changes that we laugh about going on in our bodies, and most of all, I love hearing the names that my friends choose. When I hear the chosen name, whether it be 4.5 months in, or on the day of their baby’s birth, it affects me. I think about it, I roll it around on my tongue, I make a mental image of what that child will look like. Hearing the name that will be said for the rest of their life is nothing less than an earth-stopping moment for me.
And that’s why we like to keep our baby names secret. I revel in that very dramatic moment of the all important name reveal on the day of their birth.
All that being said, I’ve decided that I’m feeling brave enough to let you in on a few clues to our baby’s name. From here on out there will be one clue posted every Friday (fingers crossed) until she’s born (starting tomorrow)
The purpose of the clues is NOT that you will be able to guess her name, but just that you can have a hint about what to expect (and if you do happen to guess her name, we still won’t tell you :)), to build some excitement/intrigue, and just like Big Sister’s, Mayby’s name has some backstory behind it. So the more we explain now, the less we will have to explain later. Make sense?
If you want a real clue to guessing her name, simply mention the following words to MG: “sister”, “tummy”, “baby coming”, “girl”, “belly”, etc. She has picked up on the baby’s name and has been freely airing it for about the last ten weeks (not that you’d be able to understand her), but it’s made for a lot of awkward conversation as people say, “what is she saying”? And we either play dumb or move on while she continues to cock her head and say, “Mayby, Mayby, Mayby, Mayby” (like don’t you understand??). Endearing and funny at the same time.
So there ya go.
Clue #1 coming your way on Friday (tomorrow).