I thought you would want to know all the names we had been considering just so you have something else to agonize about when you’re a teenager and decide to start hating on your name.
IF YOU’RE A GIRL
For girls, we’ve been fixated on two particular names: Nova and Dara. Other runner-ups include Zooey (name of friend’s kid), Dora (the explorer), Olive (I hate olives), Robyn (Red Robin burgers), and Haley (not enough spunk).
With Nova, we were thinking of pairing it with either Cloudsinger or Cash for a middle name. Nova Cloudsinger would be good for a more whimsical free spirit while Nova Cash would give you a cool rockstar vibe. In any case, check out this badass Nova character.
But while your mom likes the name Nova, she is faced with the ideological dilemma that we’re a “No”-free household. Silly, huh?
Dara also sounds cute and would be doubly cute if either of our last names were Ling. You’d be such a Dara Ling. Get it?? But neither of us are a Ling.
IF YOU’RE A BOY
Girl names came easier to us than boy names for some reason. The front runner for a while was Holden Jetpack only because we didn’t think of many alternatives. Then your mother started reading The Catcher in the Rye again and remembered how Holden is a whiny little bitch. So that got scratched. You might also be asking where Jetpack came from – I think your Uncle Derek saw it on the side of a truck in Oslo. You can ask him.
Other boy names we’ve tossed around include Max Min (good one, right?), Bean (because you’re so small), Cloud (like in Final Fantasy 7), and Kale (like the vegetable). We’ve since added Cobb + variations (Jacob, Cobalt, Cobb), Jarvis (Iron Man’s computer), Milo (like the chocolate mix), and Finn, Dash(el), and Calin.
Though I must admit Fauchon has really grown on us despite it starting as a joke. It has a nice ring to it and can be shortened to a fun nickname like Fo Fo. Maybe Fauchon can be your alter ego name?