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Babynames

(Posted October 13, 2001) (Updated October 29)

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We're having a baby real soon now. These days we're calling the kid "Z" - since we don't know the gender, instead of saying "he or she" or "it" we started saying "ze" as a sort of unisex singular pronoun, and this evolved into saying "Z" as an actual name. We don't think this will really do as a name - never mind the inevitability of always being either last or first when sorted alphabetically, it only has one letter, and that's no good for learning handwriting.

We also used to throw out "Nebucadnezzar" and "Zebediah Fantabuloso" as default names when people asked us if we had a favorite name back in week 3 of pregnancy....

Anyway, here are a bunch of names we're considering giving to this child. Some of these names just amuse us, others we seriously like. The kid may end up with a name not on this list - we don't think we'll have decided before heading home from the hospital - but right now these are names at least one of us is considering at least a little. And we make no promises about keeping this up to date or complete. Don't place bets for large sums of money based on this list...

In no particular order:

Samantha

Emma

Quinn

Maya

Sarah

Casey

Zeta

Winifred

Abigail

Willow

Olivia

Zebediah

Benjamin

Elijah

Jacob

Jerimiah

Samuel

Zinn

Casey

Max (-well? -imus?)

Other names that've come up as potentially interesting to at least one of us for at least a minute or two. Some of these are really awful names. We know that. Relax.

Abigail

Aidan

Ari

Ashton

Avi

Braden

Caleb

Chance

Cody

Devin

Ezekiel

Gabriel

Griffin

Holden

Ira

Isaac

Isiah

Jacob

Jaime/Jamie

Jayden

Kalil

Keenan

Kieran

Jeremiah

Joel

Jonah

Jonas

Jerry

Journey

Kofi

Leonard

Levi

Maxwell

Micah

Nathan

Oren

Owen

Reid

Riley

Rowan

Scott

Sean

Shawn

Simon

Solomon

Tobias

Tristan

Wren

Zachary

Meriweather

Winifred

Serena

Aidan

Almira

Anais

Anika

Amy

Anya

Ariel

Athena

Autumn

Aurora

Aviva

Aziza

Bailey

Beulah

Bronwyn

Bryn

Carina

Carson

Cassidy

Daria

Drew

Davina

Delwyn

Devon

Dinah

Dora

Eddie

Eden

Elena

Ella

Ellie

Emelia

Erin

Eudora

Rory

Sydney

Willow

Sadie

Galina

Georgia

Gwen

Hannah

Hailey

Ione

Isadora

Jade

Jael

Jamie

Jezebel

Jordan

Josephine

Kailey

Kylie

Leah

Lilian

Madeline

Marina

Macalester

Max

Michal

Mira

Morgan

Naomi

Olivia

Paloma

Phaedra

Pippin

Payton

Rowan

Raina

Rhea

Rina

Rhiannon

Livia

Adina

Eliana

Temira

Obadiah

Cohen

Sabina

Sabrina

Sadie

Sage

Salome

Samantha

Savannah

Serafine

Serena

Shea

Sierra

Sydney

Sylvie

Tabitha

Tirzah

Toval

Winifred

Willa

Zillah

Zora

 


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