The Baby turned 3-weeks-old on Saturday, and we celebrated by refusing to name him.
Here's a tip to all of you future parents out there: settle on a name BEFORE the baby is born. It's much easier to arbitrarily pick a name you like and slap it on the baby the second he exits the birth canal than it is to see him and get to know him and attempt to find a name that actually fits him.
That is what we are struggling with. There's nothing, at least from my perspective, that properly captures this being. He was born into the world in such a way that I thought we were going to lose him. But he muscled through. He suffered a broken collar bone in the process, but he muscled through. He's a strong, tough guy. But he's also wonderfully serene (when he's not hungry or wet or gassy) and observant, which leads me to imagine him growing into a perceptive and calmly wise young man.
Where is the name that is strong and serene and wise?
Add to that struggle the fact that The Man and I do not have similar tastes in baby names. He describes my suggestions as "paste-eater" and "mouth-breather" names. I describe his as unpronouncable and complicated (or, in one instance, a dog's name). I fear we will never agree, and the child will forever be known as Jupiter Bighead.
Suggested so far (though most of these have been crossed off by one or the other of us):
Michael (in honor of The Man's dad)
What would you name this little man (who, by the way, is much more handsome in real life)?
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