Monday, May 26, 2008

The Name Game

Before we ever got pregnant with Clayton, we had picked out a boy's name and a girl's name for our first born. If it was a boy, it would be Clayton Reid. If it was a girl, it would be Caroline Brooke. Therefore, when we found out that we were having a little boy, the name was already predetermined. That is not the case this go 'round....

I feel so terrible that we don't have a name for this little guy. We just can't seem to come to an agreement. I have an awful feeling that this poor child is going to be one of those "we'll know what to name him when we see him" babies. :)

The only person that is 100% sure of the baby's name is Clayton. He started calling the baby Hayden last week. He is pretty sure that should be his name. I have absolutely no idea where he came up with that. We don't know any Haydens and we never mentioned that as a choice. Every time that we make a suggestion he says, "Nope. His name is Baby Hayden." Wade & I both kinda like it as well. I just don't know if I can get past the thought of knowing that our 3 year-old named our second child....

Here is a list of options. Please feel free to leave a comment with your vote. We are also totally open to suggestions. Who knows - maybe there will be a prize involved. (How cool would it be to know that you named our baby!!! I promise that we will give you the credit.)

We both like:

Jacob - The current front runner.




Wade Likes:

Carter (Carter Carpenter - how cruel is that?!?!?)

Cooper (Cooper Carpenter - not much better!)

Peyton (We'd have Peyton and Clayton. Is that okay? I think not.)

Toby (All I can think of is a golden retriever when I hear the name "Toby.")

Taylor (I like Taylor also, but Wade's cousin's name is Taylor.)

I Like:
















I really don't think that we are going to come to an agreement on this one. Is it horrible to have our child's name come down to a game of rock, paper, scissors??? he he he

And, because I haven't posted any pictures in awhile, here is a picture of my little guy from today. Happy Memorial Day!


Jeff said...

This is a hard game.... I like the names Ethan and Andrew. We had a great visit.


Matt & Cindy Fleharty said...

I think since you both like Hayden you should go with it. Clayton will feel so cool knowing he picked the name!!

Chris & Amanda Farrell said...

I like Hayden! I completely side with you on Carter, Cooper & Peyton - sorry Wade :)

I think its great that Clayton already "knows". I think it would be a special story to tell the little guy later on.

Good luck!


Gran said...

You named Rebecca; I wanted Rachel. You were as vocal about your choice as Clayton is about "Hayden". I think you about 2 when you made that decision about Rebecca's name. I think it is only fair that Clayton's name of Hayden be considered. "Blake" or "Andrew" or "Gavin" are great names.

Kati said...

Hayden Andrew Carpenter....Yup, that's it! ;-)

Albus Adventures said...

I agree with Kati, I like Hayden Andrew Carpenter. Clayton was pretty adamant about it when we were there and Hayden is a great name! Remember when Clayton thought the baby's name should be Blue's Clues?! This game has spurred Jeff to come up with 32possible baby names for the baby boy he wants us to have in the future. I hope you didn't start a familial trend!

Kati said...

YAY! I think I've won! Competition over! ;-)

Matt & Cindy Fleharty said...

Kati WINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I still like Wyatt!

judy said...

yep - I,too, am with Kati. I think Hayden is adorable. :)