Remember how we don't have a name for our baby and how I don't even like looking at name lists because they are too overwhelming? Well, good news, I have at least found a web site that I enjoy looking at. My friend Jana emailed me a list of "Hipster Names" because, well, my kids names are clearly so hip . . . or hippy . . . or, shall we say "hipster." Anyway, I have been perusing the site simply because it has all sorts of short similarly fun categories like -- "Names kids love to have" (Star, and Daisy!), "Colonial names" (those colonials sure liked to use virtues for names -- Patience, Charity, Chastity, etc. -- Mike pointed out that a name like Chastity is dangerous because once it is gone, the name is simply a sore reminder), "Bad girl names" (but really, can Fifi even help it? Surely she doesn't know any better), "Names headed for Harvard" (Megs, you'll be happy to know Reed was on the list), "Boy names dads like more than moms" (Ace), etc. etc.
I was surprised how often Daisy and Pearl (Penny's middle name) showed up on the lists. Today was our kid's primary program at church. As Mike looked at Goldie with her two blonde braids he suggested that perhaps our next child ought to be named Helga -- unfortunatley I saw Helga on the site today. It was listed (along with Bertha) on the list "Names no girl may be cool enough for."
Anyway, here is the site if any of you feel like having a baby and naming it http://nameberry.com/lists
P.S. Only 26 days til my due date. Go ahead and cast your little vote on my poll off to the side (baby dhost is a long story -- those of you who follow my sister Shan's blog will know -- for the rest of you, it stemmed from an Enquirer headline "Woman Gives Birth to Baby Ghost" and my nephew's word for ghost "dhost").