I've just read my daughter's blog on names and naming children. She says she'd definitely check to see if the domain name was available for any child she might have, as she was disappointed not to be able to have the .com site for her maiden name.
Her father started me on the fun names for your child trail when he vetoed Vanessa as a name for a girl. I couldn't understand why, it's a lovely name. Until he told me to think of her initials. Then I agreed with him, Vanessa Dugdale, mmmm, not so good.
That's when the fun began. I became quite inventive. I thought it would be quite nice if the initial letters spelt out a word, this would be quite unique.
So, if I had a boy I thought of David Alan Vincent Ian Dugdale - brilliant, David is a family name, and the initials spell out the first name. A stroke of genius, I thought. Graham Oliver Dugdale seemed to have some power, too.
Barbara Anne Dugdale might have been a bit of a handful, not to mention reminding me of the old Barbara Anne song from way back. We settled on Rachel Emma for a daughter, and so she was, my little RED girl. Now she's REC, not quite the same, but I love her just as much.
How much thought did you give to naming your child?