Do you want to see the top baby names from 2015?
When I was pregnant six years ago, Alex and I had an easy time choosing a name for our baby boy: Toby. It seemed friendly, it was easy to spell, it paired well with his mouthful of a last name (Goddard-Williams).
But when I was pregnant a second time, we were stumped. It’s funny how much harder it was to choose a name. All nine months we pondered and debated and read books and made lists. Finally, we had to decide. Our last night in the hospital with a sleepy newborn in our arms — the nurses continually asking what his name was and our stalling every which way — we decided: Anton, a serious, lovely name for a serious, lovely baby. And it totally fits. (His laundry list of nicknames also fits: Antoni, Antonioni, Tones, Tony Tones, Bunny, Little Man, Funny Man, Blondie… :)
What are your favorite baby names? Do you care if your child’s name is popular? I’d love to hear…
P.S. The blind date test for choosing a baby name.
(Top of Toby as a baby; bottom photo of Anton as a newborn.)