On Names. Two of Them, In Fact.

I’ve been stingy with his name, apparently. Merely calling him “The Toffee” is inadequate, or so I’m told.

It’s also been said that keeping his name to myself is just silly. But if you knew how hard it was to name him, you’d understand why I wanted it to be *just mine* for a while.

The Fiancé and I fought long and hard over names. He wanted (and I don’t know how serious he was, but I wasn’t taking any chances) “Dutch” [Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character in Predator 1] and “Brock” [some wrestler] and “Logan” [Wolverine, duh] and I wanted “Brodie” [have you seen Mall Rats?] and “Corey” [Empire Records].

When I first discovered I was pregnant, I was so sure I was having a girl that I promised The Fiancé that if it was a boy, he could have full naming rights. Ooops. My bad. It was a boy. Judging from my Fiancé’s choices I just mentioned, you don’t blame me for negating on that promise, do you?

We simply couldn’t agree. I would phone him while driving to work and list a whole bunch of names. All of which were rejected. I read every naming site on the Internets, from A-Z. I even crowd-sourced suggestions on twitter. It was 8 months of arguing. Almost having a name and then discarding it a few hours later.

Nothing worked. Until the day before we went into hospital. Finally, I think it was crunch time that made us agree on a name. Two names. He got to pick the first name, and I got the second. But we agreed on both.

And so. The time has come to tell.

Travis Quinn Shepherd.

There. I said it out loud.

There. I shared it with you.

Are you satisfied now?

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20 Responses to On Names. Two of Them, In Fact.

  1. Kirsty says:

    Excellent choice, Ms W. Good strong name for such a handsome little man.

  2. NickiD says:

    It’s BEAUTIFUL! <3

  3. Ankia says:

    Tee hee! I already knew that! 😀 Beautiful names, well done again!

  4. Gina says:

    Gorgeous names for a gorgeous boy!!!
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  5. Tania says:

    Both beautiful, strong names, you did good!

  6. Louisa says:

    Voldemort no more! 🙂
    Thanks for finally telling us…beautiful names.
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  7. Dawn says:

    I knew the first name a week ago…. and didn’t tell 😀

    Yay me!

  8. Andrea says:

    I love it! Glad I didnt miss out 😉
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  9. Angel says:

    You know I love your choices!
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  10. Tiffany says:

    Great name. Strong and sensitive in equal measures. You did good. I CANNOT believe you managed to keep it secret for so long, but it was worth waiting for. Good job.

  11. Bobbi says:

    Love it. So mag.
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  12. Jeanette says:

    Love the names!

  13. Marcel_Perform says:

    Good strong names! Strong – like bull!

  14. blackhuff says:

    I like it.
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  15. Po says:

    REally great names!

  16. Vibeke says:

    I love Quinn.
    Boys names are not easy! Especially when they tell you you’re having a girl until you’re 7 months in, you’ve got a girl’s name all sorted (and a babyshower full of pink presents) and then they say “Oops, no sorry, it’s a boy!”

  17. Pamela says:

    That is a stunning name.

    We could also not decide on a boys name at all! We did not find out if we were having a boy or a girl before the baby was born and going to the hospital we still had NO boys names. Thankfully we had a girl. She is now 3 and I feel had she been a boy she would still be nameless…..
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  18. Quinn is my favourite – you guys did well.
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