Today we’re going to play a round of “Name That Baby” because, frankly, the Smockity Frocks Family is running dry on girl names.
Plus, I have a feeling that y’all might have something up your sleeve that we might not have thought of.
So, here are the rules:
We need a girl name with more than 1 syllable. Our last name only has 1 syllable and we don’t like the chop-chop sound that one syllable first names produce.
All of our children’s first names end with the /n/ sound, because if I can take a simple task and make it more complicated, then I am all over it.
Here are the names we have used so far:
As you can see, we don’t object to using surnames or place names and we have been known to use a boyish name for a girl.
These are the names that have been suggested but rejected: (Just to give you a sampling of what we are NOT going for.)
Sally (submitted by our 5 yr. old.) This is a sweet name, but it doesn’t follow the pattern. Can you imagine poor little Sally’s therapy bills?
LilyPad (submitted by our 3 yr. old) Fine choice. For a frog family. We, however, are human.
Jillian. I love this name, but my husband, with his Alabama/Hawaii/Texas accent (He was a preacher’s kid and moved a lot) makes it sound like “million” or “onion” which makes my eyes squint a little. I love you anyway, Honey. Smooch, smooch.
Just for fun, I’ll draw one random entrant to receive a slightly used copy of The Ultimate Cooking with 4 Ingredients by Jean Coates.
Because we are the cash back/cash rewards type of blog. Plus, we’re trying to declutter around here.
So, give it your best shot, and we just might use the name you submit!