How do you know when people don't like the baby name you've chosen? Well, it's not too difficult. Here are some typical responses to what we've named Baby Boy:
"Well, you don't hear that one every day."
"Is that a family name?"
"What nickname does he go by?"
"What do you think the kids in school are going to call him?"
"What nationality is that name?"
"Lots of letters in that name. Spell it."
Good thing we're only trying to please ourselves. We are really happy with the name we've chosen for the little guy. It took almost eight months to think of it so if people don't like it, well, you can't please all the people all the time.
I don't really think the world needs another Max or Jaden or Aiden. So we'll stick with our somewhat unusual baby name, thank you. And anyway, we live in Brooklyn where we have met children named Sequoia and Cyrus and Atticus.
Don't worry. It's still better than a Boy Named Sue.