Wow. Dudes. Who knew you people were so passionate about your beer? I don’t think I’ve gotten that many comments on a post … well ….. EVER. So, thank you so much for chiming in with your suggestions. Many were good, a few were goofy (Fat Boy!?) and a few are being taken under serious consideration.
It would probably be easier for me to tell you which names are definitely OUT of the running, and why.
If we were going by sheer popular vote, the winner, hands down, would be Stella. But …. No. It’s too Tennessee Williams, and I don’t want to be a caricature of Marlin Brando every time I stand outside and yell her name. Of course, we could name the pound puppy “Yo Adrianne!” and have a matching set, couldn’t we?
Other names ruled out for one reason or another:
Killian. LOVE this, but like several of you mentioned, it’s too similar to Kellen.
Honey. This was my mother’s dog’s name, may she rest in peace, sweet little weenier dog.
Pauli. Am I the only one who thinks of that stupid kids movie about a parrot?
Corona. Also a popular choice, but it’s a little too Mexican-Hat-Dance for me.
And although I like LOTS of these names, we know people with the same names, and they therefore feel odd: Sierra, Shandie, Riley, Kira, Abby, Quin, and Beck. So all of these possibilities are ruled out as well. And I'm amazed at how many people we know are named after beer! (Even if their parents totally say they are not.)
I can tell you Blaine is leaning strongly towards Amber. STRONGLY. I’m not crazy in love with it. No offense to anyone named Amber out there, but doesn’t it sound a little porn-star-stripper-ish? Brayden doesn’t like Amber because the villain in several girls’ shows (think Hannah Montana, and Hairspray) are named Amber. But if Blaine gets to choose, this is probably what it will be.
Personally, I like Molson, Barley, Brew, and Miller.
And I’m embarrassed to admit, I’m reconsidering our original choice of Sam Adams.
We get to visit her tomorrow night and I’m hopeful we’ll have a made a choice by then. Or maybe she’ll be like those poor babies that go home from the hospital with no name, just an ankle bracelet with “Baby Girl Escoe” printed on the side with Blaine and I protesting feebly that "we just need to see her, and learn her personality, and then her name will come to us!"
Regardless, thank you guys for all your suggestions, and I’ll let you know when the decision is made!