8:28 AM Posted by CalgaryDaddy
Some of my names were shot down immediately! As my last name proudly comes from my Ukrainian born grandfather, I was hoping for a Ukrainian flavour name. I liked the following...
- Boris...or I would have settled for just Bo. ( Bo Byciuk...it sounds good to me!)
Becky had some issues with a ton of names we came across also. She is an elementary school teacher and immediately vetoed any names of "badly behaved" kids she has taught over the years. She has a mental list of names and told me that "So&So's are always bad kids"....hardly scientific, but Happy Wife=Happy Life! She also does not like the common names that are so popular right now, which made the decision even more difficult.
In Alberta, the most popular names in 2008 were:
Boys: Ethan, Jacob, Alexander, Joshua, Liam, Logan, Nathan, Matthew, Noah, Owen
Girls: Ava, Olivia, Emma, Emily, Sarah, Isabella, Sophia, Madison, Hannah, Chloe
The province has a website that lists all of the baby names registered over the past 10 years. You can view it here if you are interested.
I am pleased to say that we have picked a name! I cannot share it yet as NOBODY knows it yet! I will say that while is it not strange ( at least I do not think so) it is not even in the top 1000 of popular names in the world. I can't wait to share it with you all!
What is the strangest baby name you have ever heard? What is you favorite boy/girl name right now?