Tuesday, April 26, 2011
what's in a name?
There was a cute post today over at Cup of Jo about baby names that got me thinking about my own name and the names I might bestow upon my future children...
Apparently before I was born, my very young parents referred to me as Kirby as this was their chosen name for their future son or daughter. In the end, I think it was my aunt that convinced them otherwise and I was named Jessica - which turned out to be the no. 1 baby name the year I was born. So, i've always been one of many Jess's. I do think this has made me very attached to my last name, however, as I've always been Jess O. Even though it's always been popular in my age group, I do like my name.
And now that I'm getting married the whole name thing comes into play again. I've always known the whole name change thing wasn't really for me. Maybe it's my inner feminist showing itself, but I am not going to take my fiance's name and he is totally fine with it. Surprisingly though is how many other people are not so fine with that and like to tell me their unsolicited opinion about it. It's been interesting to say the least...
Looking ahead, I have to admit to dreaming up all the names for my still non-existent children. I've found that I have a penchant for antiquated male and female names and like the idea of incorporating family names. Whatever their name or sex though, I must get a pair of those adorable baby leggings shown above from Thief and Bandit ;)
So what about you? Do you like your own name? When/if you marry will you take his name? What are your top baby names?
Posted by Jess at 12:07 AM