Totally Stumped – Terribly Picky Mom Problems

I am lacking some serious creativity (and dare I say it… motivation?) to name this little guy. I’m surprisingly content to just call him the little guy or little brother. Maybe it’s because I’ve placed too many restrictions on the process… Here are my requirements:

1. I want the name to have a significance besides “it sounds nice”. Either a good origin, family name, good meaning, etc. That being said…

2. I want it to sound nice. I want there to be a nice flow between first to middle, and middle to last, and first to last. I want it to go along (at least a little bit, not like rhyming or anything) with Ella Kate and Joseph. I don’t want to be calling out, “Ella Kate! Joseph! Gunner!” like I’m calling my dog. (I only say that because I know two dogs named Gunner. No hate if your kid’s name is Gunner.)

3. I’m not a huge fan of “alternate spellings”. I know some people are, and I don’t mind them, but I don’t really care for random y’s or x’s thrown in for no reason. Our last name is hard enough to get people to understand, without having a first name with a silent letter or something. No Jaxon or Kaleb or Camryn.

4. I don’t want his first name to be one syllable. I know, I know. But one syllable in the first name AND the last name just sounds choppy.(I’m getting ridiculous, I know.) Jack Hsu. Bob Hsu. You get my point.

5. I don’t want a name with the sound “ooh” in it. Like Jude or Lucas. Lucas Hsu is too much “ooh”.

Alright, that’s all I can think of for now, but don’t be surprised if I come back and edit a few more on here later… Do you have any suggestions for my little guy that follow all my ridiculous rules?

7 thoughts on “Totally Stumped – Terribly Picky Mom Problems”

  1. It’s so hard choosing a name! Our criteria was that we didn’t want anything too popular, but equally nothing too unusual (or made up!). We eventually decided on a girl’s name (Clara) and a boy’s name (Jake) a few weeks before my due date, after going through the book of baby names from cover to cover about 3 times!


  2. Oh, naming our little guy was SO hard! We only ever found one first name we liked, but then gave him 3 middle names, after 3 of his grandfathers. Plus he’s got a hyphenated (long) last name! It’s a real mouthful, haha.


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