Wherein I get personal about some big news in my private life. But that’s boring, right? Shouldn’t you be reading about Cannes or something?
Well, I have been thinking about whether or not to post this here, but in the interest of full disclosure and as a confession of my current (and now eternal) preoccupation, I have some news…
I’m going to be the father of a little boy (or at least, all signs point to a little boy… you never know…) August 16 is the due date. Isn’t that just très Park Slope?!?
The Tummy Of Impending Responsibility
It’s all very exciting for the Mrs. and me on her first Mother’s Day; I got her a nice bouquet and a little card, and we’ve spent the day together fretting over the apartment. The whole “nesting” thing is a complete reality; I am planning a storage space and trying to figure out how we can make room for the little one. We are also spending a lot of time thinking about names. Which lead me to the webpage of the Social Security Administration and their recently released list of the 1000 most popular baby names of 2007. This paragraph cracked me up to no end;
“For reasons likely to puzzle baby name experts around the world, American parents have become infatuated by names, particularly for their sons, that rhyme with the word “maiden.” These names for boys include: Jayden (No. 18); Aiden (No. 27); Aidan (No. 54); Jaden (No. 76); Caden (No. 92); Kaden (No. 98); Ayden (No.102); Braden (No.156); Cayden (No.175); Jaiden (No.191); Kaiden (No. 220); Aden (No. 264); Caiden (No. 286); Braeden (No. 325); Braydon (No. 361); Jaydon (No. 415); Jadon (No. 423); Braiden (No. 529); Zayden (No. 588); Jaeden (No. 593); Aydan (No. 598); Bradyn (No. 629); Kadin (No. 657); Jadyn (No. 696); Kaeden (No. 701); Jaydin (No. 757); Braedon (No. 805); Aidyn (No. 818); Haiden (No. 820); Jaidyn (No. 841); Kadyn (No. 878); Jaydan (No. 887); Raiden (No. 931); and Adin (No. 983).”
Um, wow. Anyway, we’re taking baby name suggestions, so feel free to make a suggestion in the Comments below. Of course, if your suggestion is your own name, rest assured we’ve heard that one before and ha ha, aren’t you witty. Cough.
I promise not to turn this into a parenting blog, but on Mother’s Day, I think it’s appropriate to share my excitement and my hopes that all remains happy and healthy this summer. I can hardly wait.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!