When I get complimented on Baylor’s name, I always say, “Thank you! It was literally the only name my husband and I agreed on!” That is 100% the truth. We didn’t name Baylor until he was born but it wasn’t for lack of trying. The whole 10 months of pregnancy, I would compile list after list, send countless texts to my husband, and read baby name books every day. The only name we agreed on was Baylor.
While I am so glad that we chose that name, I found a lot of names along the way that I really loved, but that my husband denied pretty quickly. Here are some of my favorite names that didn’t make the cut.
I have a thing for biblical names. Also, we can’t forget about Honest Abe. I thought Abram would be a strong choice for a name.
This is one of those names that aren’t really a name. Which I really like. I like that it isn’t something you would hear often.
This name, to me, is a gender neutral type of name. I always like the idea of a neutral name!
I ran across this name browsing the internet. It had a ring to it that I liked. It is a little out of the norm.
The name “Finn” was all the rage when I was pregnant, so of course this name was a frontrunner for me.
Someone suggested this name to me when I was pregnant, and it caught me by surprise when I actually grew to love this name.
I secretly wanted my baby's name to begin with a J. You know, since my name starts with a J and all. Ha!
I was obsessed with a show that one of the main characters name was Myles while I was pregnant. It stuck with my I guess.
The name Quinn is said to represent “wisdom and knowledge.”
The name Sawyer had an eclectic feel to it that I really liked.
I really wanted a strong name for our baby. I don’t think names get much stronger than this one.