Lobby for the Best Baby Name

We are close to selecting our baby boy’s name, slightly ahead of his March 22 due date. Well, when I say "close" I mean we each have our top ten lists with no overlapping names.

I invite you to weigh in with your preferences on our twenty names via our web poll. It’s time to for you (and our family members) to lobby for your favorites.

Click this survey link.

The list has been alphabetized to protect my wife from her bad taste.

I apologize in advance to geeks. I tried to get "Wedge" on the list. You know, Wedge Antilles, the only member of the rebel alliance to participate in both Death Star attacks. My wife says kids will call him Wedgie, or give wedgies to him. Kids have no respect these days.

UPDATE: PollDaddy.com
has closed the poll because it exceeded 100 votes (the limit of its
free service). Well, that’s good to know/notice after-the-fact.

I’m a cheap bastard though and won’t pay a monthly fee to extend a
one-time three-day survey. So, I’ll look over the data, debate with my
wife, and we’ll break this down into a smaller name-only vote via an
unlimited poll service and you can post your comments in the comment
area.

For those who missed it, here is the alphabetized list. I’ve closed comments on this post. Please share your thoughts tomorrow on the shorter list.

  1. Boe
  2. Cyrus
  3. Darius
  4. Doctor
  5. Flynn
  6. Friday
  7. Holling
  8. Hollis
  9. Howard
  10. Hugh
  11. Ike
  12. Judd
  13. Lionel
  14. Orson
  15. Sefton
  16. Smith
  17. Walter
  18. Westley
  19. Wilbur
  20. Wilson

Comments

5 Responses to “Lobby for the Best Baby Name”

  1. JMo says:

    Good luck w/ selecting a name. I worry that too many opinions may make you guys over think this decision. I certainly see why some people keep their names secret until the baby is born. You always think they have some great name, only to be disappointed when “Samuel” arrives. No offense to the Sams who read this post…

    March 5th, 2008 at 8:20 am

  2. AJ says:

    I agree that there is a danger in giving people the opportunity for input.

    Specifically, family members will be disappointed when we don’t choose their favorite name. Whereas, if you just announce the name to them, they have fewer expectations.

    There are two names on each of our Top Ten lists that the other one of us could concede to accepting under duress, so that’s why we’re looking for input. As for the other 16 names, well, we just want to rub it in to each other that some people liked one of our other names. It’s also a reality check when almost no one likes a name.

    March 5th, 2008 at 8:31 am

  3. Kimberly says:

    I didn’t do the survey for the reasons the others have stated. When we had our baby in Nov we went to the birth center with about 10 names we liked, then when we was born we just waited to see which name fit him best. We chose West. And it is funny, I put his baby name list in his baby book and the other names are so not him it is ridiculous.
    Good luck!

    March 5th, 2008 at 9:08 am

  4. My Boaz's Ruth says:

    Ah. But I love discussing names!

    We had our first child’s name (boy and girl) chosen well before he was conceived. But I still enjoyed the discussion. I just knew what we woul choose and could not be dissuaded from.

    We will stick with the unused girl first name and we have a new boy first name chosen out. But we’re still trying to decide on middle names.

    March 5th, 2008 at 9:13 am

  5. Patti says:

    Drat! I missed out on the survey. *pout*

    March 5th, 2008 at 10:46 am