Here's something hilarious and terrifying:
I am due in 8 weeks. HAHAHAHAHAHA!
We have not stocked up on new baby things yet at all. We have not dusted off Eve's bassinet. We have not transferred Eve to a new sleeping arrangement so that the Butterlump can have her crib. All of the baby gear we do have is pink. Because we didn't think that one through.
In short, if this baby came early for some reason, we would not be...ah...how do you say..."prepared."
But "stuff" aside? We also do not have a name. We have definite contenders (family names, mostly, including Sammis*). But we do not have a name for sure and the last time we talked about baby names on this blog you all had fantastic ideas for girls.
In fact, it was because of you that we came THISCLOSE to naming Eve "Finnouala."
So I'm putting it out there to you again: What are your suggestions for baby boy names?
We like super traditional and old-fashioned but not super popular (see: Eve). Ish also LOVES the idea of naming him something that comes with a nickname he'd have been given in the 1950s. I guess like "Scout" or "Lumpy." (Except we are not naming our son "Lumpy." Not just because the name is LUMPY -- which should be enough -- but because Lumpy was the nickname of The Beaver's lame sidekick buddy on Leave it to Beaver, which is ridiculous when you think about it because Beaver was totally lame himself. So Lumpy is the name you give to a lame person's even lamer friend. Not cool.)
(Apologies if "Lumpy" is a friend of yours.)
Authors, Brits, and Celtic/Gaelic names always have appeal.
We love the name Dashiell (Dash!), for example.
Whereas we do not love the name "Lemuel." DID YOU HEAR ME, ISH? FOR THE LAST TIME, LEMUEL IS NOT ON THE TABLE.
*If you do not happen to like the name Sammis, please do not feel the need to chime in and tell us so. That is the reason people don't share possible baby names with other people in the first place.