Naming a baby is probably one of the biggest steps in preparing for your little one. It could also be one of the biggest "debates" between the mother and father. Some people name their baby before they are even pregnant, some name the baby when they find out the gender and others wait. We found out the gender on both our kids, but didn't pick a name till after they were born. With Cole we had a nice list narrowed down for first names, but I was going to start the middle name list once I was done with school for the summer and had some time. My water broke 6 weeks early on the last day of school and so I was caught off guard. In the 24 hours I was in the hospital in labor with Cole, Rich and I settled on his first name and then right before I had to leave and was filling out the paperwork I decided to just use Rich's middle name Steven as his middle name. We just didn't have any other options even though my friend Julia's recommendation of Slaw gave us a chuckle.
For Cecily, we had a short list of names and Cole actually selected her name. The interesting part was that my two and a half year old could pronounce and picked this name, yet we are still having issues with people not being able to pronounce her name and I don't mean casual acquaintances. Her middle name was up for debate between Claire after my grandmother and Kate which just seemed to flow.
So this brings me to the round about point of the whole post. What were the second choices?
Cole 's runner up name was Colin though I had a soft spot for Cooper , but Rich would not go for that.
Cecily would have been Cassidy and probably Cassie for short.
I could see Cecily as a Cassie, but not Cole as a Colin.
What were your runner up names?