We have names picked out for this baby and just like other times I hear them everywhere once we decide(and agree!!) on a good one!
When we picked Willow I was all smug in my originality. It was all I like in a name. Beautiful, a little different without being downright odd and bit earthy. Perfect. So I take my baby belly off to an ABA meeting. Wher I met a mum with her baby. Yep WILLOW. Which started a lot of mums talking about how nice a name it is....and how many they know. But hwen I looked at Miss Willow it was just her name so no choice there. When we had Tannah all ready to go there was a contestant on "The Apprentice" called Tana. And when she did playgroup at steiner school there were 3 other Tannah's involved in the school. Also A LOT of people think we got Willow from Buffy (we didn't) and some of Luke's rello's actually think that Skye (Tan's middle name ) is because Luke is into Star Wars-get it, SKYEwalker (it isn't).
And of course people hate what you call your kids. When people say "oh that's unusual" It usually means "what a freaky name-weirdo's". But you can't please everyone.
So now to this baby's name. We have settled on Harper Bliss for a girl and Zen for a boy. Zen will either have Bodhi or Phoenix as a middle name-undecided. Feel free to give me your opinions-but we are happy with these names and you may just have to hate them or say "oh that's unusual" lol.
And for those of you who read the lovely soulemama blog-she has just had a baby boy HARPER.