How We Picked a Name for Our Baby

Choosing a name for baby is one of the toughest choices you’ll have to make as a parent, it’s right up there with figuring out the color of the nursery, and who you want to be the caregiver for baby. 

For DaddyB and me, we had a boy name chosen from the start {go figure we are girl parents}, but when we found out that our first child was going to be a girl we went into name-seeking-mode.

Oddly enough, last week while cleaning out one of our closets I found an original list of names that we were thinking about naming Miss A before she was born.

On the list was Gabriella, Julia, Eisley and a few more but Olivia was the name we had our hearts set on. Being a Jennifer {in case you didn’t know my first name}, I have always been disgruntled that I had the most popular name {for a 10 year span} and that so many people around me shared my name, so many that I had to go by both my first and last name most all the time. Thus the reason I go by MommyB instead of my first name. 

During the time I was pregnant the name Olivia just seemed to become more and mom popular, and because I didn’t want Miss A to share her name with millions of other girls we decided that we would use that as her middle name. 

One day, as we started our first name search from scratch, we were looking at name cups in a cute children’s boutique and found this:


and automatically fell in love with the name. We still love the name and if ever by chance Miss A decides she doesn’t like it she can always go by her middle name. Seemingly, it appears that Avery is becoming more popular these days as well. I guess good names can’t be a secret for too long. 

Picking a name for baby can be a challenging task. I hope you enjoyed my story on how we chose Miss A’s name. How did you decide on your baby’s name?

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Jennifer Bullock

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  • I was pregnant with Brynn when my other daughter was a senior at Florida state. I was a little worried to tell her she was no longer going to be the only girl in the family, when I broke the news
    she was happy that she would have a little sister. I thought whats more perfect than having the big sister name the little one. I asked her if she would and she said she would love to and to give her a few days..I must admit I was a little worried what a 21 year old college student would come up with and feared what would happen if I rejected her choice. She called me a few days later and said.. “Mom I have it…how about “Brynn” The minute I heard it, I LOVED it! Although, it is very hard to find a cup, necklace, key chain or license plate for her bike!