Friday, August 10, 2007

Drumroll, please: Nymbler's Favorite Story

That's right, the time has come for Nymbler to announce it's favorite baby story of those submitted to the blog.

And the top story is....
"Getting Through the Supreme Court."

Truth be told, everyone here at the Nymbler Nest had a hard time choosing which story to pick. All the stories were great and the time put into capturing the process of choosing a name was definitely evident.

If you haven't read all the stories, go back and look at the comments a few posts back, they're worth a read. Who knows, you might find inspiration there.

And right now, check out our top pick, "Getting Through the Supreme Court."

DH and I contemplated our daughter's name for months. We're both drawn to classic names, and had further agreed that any name we chose would have to meet two criteria: It had to have several nickname choices and (most importantly) would have to pass the "Supreme Court justice" test. In other words, could we imagine the name sounding good with a professional title? Supreme Court Justice Tiffani Heaven, for instance, just made us giggle.

(Not that we have any intention of pressing our daughter towards any particular career or range of careers. We just want to make sure she can fit in anywhere, namewise.)

The nickname issue was particularly important to us because we want our kid(s) to be able to choose their own nickname if they want to. My husband had done so as a kid, and I think it really helped him find his sense of self.

With regard to middle names, we were much more willing to choose something offbeat. I also wanted a name that would somehow reflect my own name, since I had (grudgingly and reluctantly) agreed that the baby would carry DH's last name. Since I have a celtic-sounding middle name that starts with "A," (Alanna), we decided we'd find similar names for our daughter.

Going into the hospital, we had two front-runner names, and had decided we'd meet the baby before naming her. When she was born, there was no doubt as to her name -- Margaret Alys. We call her Maggie.

Our runner-up name was Katherine Aine.

Is this your story? If so e-mail Nymbler right away. We need your contact information! Did you submit one of the other stories before the contest ended? Go ahead and send your contact info too. We loved all the stories so much, we want to send "Nymbler Special Deliveries" to everyone!

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