My friend wrote a blog about how she and her husband came up with the name for their son, and I thought it was a fun idea!
When Todd and I were engaged---actually it goes all the way back to us just dating I guess--- We agreed on a name for our first son: Kaden Todd (Todd had found a piece of paper I had written down a bunch of names that I liked on, and remembered I liked Kaden.... so then when we were engaged, he brought it up and we agreed!)
We also like: Wesley Dale
William 'Liam' No-Middle-So-Far
Anyways, we started way back then (2006) to think of girl names we liked.
I liked: Kenadie, Ainsley, Paige, and Madison.
Todd liked: Shyla and Madison
So we both liked Madison, Problem solved? Not even close!! We have a problem- Todd, ever since his childhood, wanted his first daughter to be named Shyla. He's even willing to give up all naming rights and opinions on future kids if he can just have his first daughter be named Shyla. The other problem- I HATE HATE HATE the name Shyla!
Now, fast-forward to 2009- I am pregnant. We start talking about names again. Anytime "Shyla" is brought up, I cry. We decide, we better have a boy!
Next: We find out we are having a GIRL. We now realize the inevitable fight is unavoidable.
We throw out Madison- I for some reason like the name, but more imagine it for my 4th daughter or something, not my first.
Now, I just start throwing names at him until I get the faintest hint of liking from Todd.
Also around this time, I started watching a show called "Castle." The main character has a daughter named Alexis. I love the character and name and I like the nickname "Lexi" (Which I had learned to love through another show- "Grey's Anatomy") (Yes, I was watching way too much television!)
Names I narrowed it down to for Todd:
Todd finally gave up on "Shyla" and chose Alexis. He asked if he could at least pick out the middle name. At first I was thinking about not giving her a middle name since none of the women in our families have middle names (until they get married), but I realized that this popular trend is not popular anymore, so I eagerly gave him permission to pick the middle name (hoping he'd pick "Shyla" and I wouldn't have to deal with the awful name anymore!) But, he was on to my little scheme. He wanted to honor his little sister, so we have....