What’s in a Name? Help Abbie Name Her Next Baby!

What's in a name? - Marvy Moms

My husband and I are planners. So, obviously we want to plan ahead and pick a baby name.

Now, like any little girl, I thought of a ton of names that I absolutely loved and said that I will name my child that no matter what my husband says. Did you hear that whoosh? Because that mentality went right out the window as soon as I was married. And then again when we were trying for our first.

I remember sitting in my parents living room talking about names. My sister was talking about her top three girl names: Piper, Poppy, and Sage. Then she said she also likes Sophia. I said it in my head a dozen times and I fell in love! Em was not too happy that I “stole” her name. Pat… well, he was another story. He did not like the name. He pretty much said that he was not going to name his kid Sophia no matter what.

Fast forward six months: pregnant and we are having a girl. Sophia is the name and hubby concedes knowing that he lost the name battle. (And for the record, he loves the name now because it suits our little munchkin perfectly!)

Now fast forward three years and I am pregnant again! I am so excited and I cannot wait to find out what this little munchkin is. Two weeks feels like forever at this rate. I feel boy with ALL of my gut. (I felt the same way with Soph- I knew she was a girl!) But, now we are stuck on names again. We have our boy name from the last time around but I have just fallen out of love with it. Plus, my parents ended up naming their dog that name. But, in their defense, they got the dog two weeks before Soph was born and they technically didn’t pick it (my cousin did and it stuck). It has since become a really popular name in general. So, I feel like we are back at the drawing board even though Pat really wants the original name.

It is just crazy how much pressure it can be with naming a child! They will have this name for the rest of their lives. That is unless you name it hashtag or kid or something dumb like that because I am pretty sure it will be promptly changed as their own personal 18th birthday present to themselves.

Any name suggestions are greatly appreciated! Must be verbally pleasing, not weird, and go well with Schmitt. Put your suggestions in the comments!

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About Abbie Schmitt

Abbie is a stay-at-home mom to 2 year old Sophia and an Independent Consultant with a direct sales company. She and her husband Patrick also have a Bishon Frise, Jax, and an American Eskimo, Petey. Abbie describes herself as ”crafty, sarcastic, a little OCD, sometimes too critical, but an easy-going mom who isn’t afraid to say it how it is.” Abbie is looking forward to sharing both her opinions and her adventures of being a mom and woman surviving the modern world.