As I previously wrote, I’m at the beach with my family. Mom, Dad, Brother, Sister-in-Law, niece, nephew, Uncle, Aunt, Cousin, Cousin-in-Law, second cousin, second cousin, second cousin…
the topic of conversation? Bables’ name.
With my mom and aunt in the same room, there’s a lot of unsolicited opinions rolling around. I suggested my cousin Brooke’s third son’s name (I taught a Hudson long ago), so there’s long been a tradition of name sharing.
Mr. Ables and I decided not to share Bables’ name with the world until he’s born, but we also haven’t decided on a name. This makes me twitchy because Mr. Ables can become frantic and nervous and silent if I ask him, “what do you want for dinner tonight?” Imagine the reaction, “what do you want to name your first born son?” gets!
But, for fun…I’d like your name suggestions. We have a few stipulations:
- Nothing that sounds overly made-up or modern. We’re old fashioned fogey types.
- Nothing that people will never ever know how to spell.
- Nothing that when combined with -able becomes something funny or perverted. It’s our last name, come on! (ex. Ed-Ables or Lunch-Ables) This means a whole lot of one syllable names are out.
- Something that reflects who we are: literary, natural, music-loving, fun, simple people.
Go ahead…what do we name our Bables boy?