RQ: If Luke had been a girl. . .
If I had an Etsy Gift Card
reader question: If Luke has been a girl, what would you have named her?
When I was pregnant with David, Justin and I had settled on the names David or Emily before we even knew he was a boy. So, upon finding out he was a boy at the 19 week ultrasound, we pretty much just started referring to him as David from that point on. Before he was born we had an actual conversation declaring that that was his name, but it was a really relaxed thing for both of us.
With Luke, we didn’t find out he was a boy until the day he was born! So, when we talked about names it was a lot harder because we really needed to consider a name that we both loved for each sex.
I still liked the name Emily from my pregnancy with David, but I found myself wanting something new for this baby. I really pulled for the name Madelyn, but Justin couldn’t get over the fact that I grew up with a cat by the same name. Justin liked the name Brooklyn but I couldn’t see that fitting into our family. Nothing against the name, of course, it was just a little too “cool” for our traditional/classic name tendencies.
So I thought of the name Ali, which would have been short for Allison. And after a few weeks of talking about it Justin was into the name.
So on delivery day, we were either going to have a Luke or an Ali! In fact, we had a runner-up for a boys name too which was Benjamin (but call him Ben).
If we have any more kids, I’m curious to see if I still lean towards Emily or Ali or Ben.
If you have kids, did you struggle with boys names or girls names more? I feel like girls names are much harder than boys names!