Sunday, June 1, 2008


We are at the point in this pregnancy where we are slightly worried that we haven't got a proven frontrunner in the name race. We don't like to have a name picked out that we call the fetus because we're afraid we might get sick of it or associate the name with those alien-looking ultrasounds. Yikes. But it would be nice to have some ideas from my limited, but brilliant, blog readers. Here are our criteria:

It can't be too common. He really should be the only one in his class with his name. No Johns, no Steves, not even semi-common names like Aidan or Hunter or Simon or something.

No overtly old testament names. It sounds funny with the Proffitt after it. Elijah Proffitt or whatever just doesn't work.

Family names are preferred, but obviously not required. Obscure Mormon heritage names are also nice.

We like Jewish names, Russian names and literary names but subject to the common rule and they can't be too harsh sounding (No Chaim).

No trendy celebrity-baby names: Apple, Violet, Jaden, Shiloh, Harlowe, etc...

Seemingly awful names will be considered for at least middle names. We need to find the next generation's version of "Elva" - Margaret may complain about her middle name, but she secretly loves it.

So stop hording all the good names like you're hamsters and surrender them to us like you're French. We will be grateful like your annoying roommate at testimony meeting.


Eli said...


Callie and Bryce Christiansen said...

I like the name Lucius Dean. I know it's weird and sound a little like lucious but I've always liked it. I also like the name Merrick. I went to school with a Merrick. He was super cute.

Spence said...

Here's a short list of some we're thinking of for our next one. They all end in "er" because Connor . . . Zephyr . . . etc. You can have any of them besides Leander. That one's ours.



Jacob said...

Alma Mormon. You can abbreviate the first name, though.

Anonymous said...

Clark Proffitt? I thought you had dropped off the face of the planet! Well, it sounds like you've been busy - law school, marriage, and apparently preparing for a child, so if you get a chance, look me up or give me a call sometime, it sounds like we have a lot to catch-up on.

Andrew Hardison
(801) 589-1153