Name This Baby
August 19, 2010 6:08 PM Subscribe
What should we name this unborn person (gender unknown)?
posted by rabidsegue to human relations (54 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
We're quickly approaching D-day and can't come up with a baby name. We've decided not to find out the gender, so that means the field of options is so wide that we feel overwhelmed and a little sweaty. I'm starting to panic.
Part of the challenge is we want the name to fit with our first kid's name: Oz. We call him Ozzie. His name came from nowhere, that is to say my husband's brain; we feel no specific affinity toward Judy Garland or heavy metal bands.
The last name that we'll use for the kiddo is one syllable and begins with an "S," but we're not overly concerned with that or with a middle name at this point.
What we do know: we don't want a popular name (eg, Jayden); we don't want a classic name (eg, Henry); we like that "Oz" has a Hebrew origin (among others) but aren't looking for a typical Hebrew/Jewish-sounding name; on the other hand, the kid probably won't be suited to a typical Nordic or Greek name (eg, Thor), if the stature of Oz is a prototype.
Ultimately the name "Oz" stuck because it is fun, unusual, quirky, memorable, and happens to have some solid pop culture associations. Is it possible to find a few more names (even just one more of each gender) with these sorts of characteristics?