We settled on a girl’s name for Vegas several months back. No, I’m not telling you. No, seriously. I mean, I love you and all, and, as always, I appreciate your input, but no. We still lie to people, though, when they ask about names. We have a variety of lines from, “Oh, you know – we’re just going to wait and see what he or she looks like!” to “OMG, we have no idea!” The truth is, if Vegas is a girl, we have every idea. Girl Vegas is as named as named can be.
Boy Vegas, on the other hand, is surprisingly up in the air. We’ve gone from being completely set to completely not set and back and forth and back and forth. We have some family names to work with, but none which seem 100% right. This one is too Top 10, Top 50, Top 100. That one has a terrible nickname. This one would be terrible if he had a lisp. That one is too long, or can be spelled wrong too easily. This one is too average – there are, like, 600 of that first name plus my last name on Facebook. All the people named that on Facebook look like douchebags. That one is too stuffy. Dammit – we wasted that great name on the dog/cat. This one would be OK if we didn’t live in the South. Do we want him to be able to get a key chain with his name on it at Disneyland? I like that combination of First/Middle/Last, but it gives him unflattering or offensive initials. I knew a guy named that in high school, and he was an asshole. No. That name? No. I think we’d honestly name him Vegas (and we still reserve the right to) if I had a common last name – Smith, Johnson, Williams. But I don’t. And no, I’m not telling you. God, internet, leave me SOME sense of anonymity.
A lady we work with knew she was having a boy, yet they took until the third day they were home with him to name him. It drove the hospital (and everyone else) crazy, she said. I don’t put it past us to be the same way. We might not be lying when we tell people we’d have to get a good look at him first. We’d also be lying if we didn’t admit that we’re hopeful it’s a girl so that we don’t leave the hospital with an unnamed baby.