aside from deciding if we’re gonna have the lil guy’s weenie skin snipped, the other big question is what we’re gonna name this kid. i’m clearly not one to keep such things (or anything else in my life) a secret, so here’s the deal…
we have 3 names in the running. we can’t make a decision to save our lives, but everyone else has a strong freakin’ opinion. believe it or not, puddn’s basically gonna let me name the baby whatever i want…which is bizarre cuz as we all know, he’s such a stubborn a-hole about most things. he just had 2 suggestions: gunnar (yes, after uncle dipsh*t) or clayson clancey. um, no and hells f*cking no. but i’m going a lil nuts trying to figure out which name i like the best.
in no particular order, here are the top choices so far:
robert joseph clancey, IV
yep, you heard me. that’s the 4th, y’all. so obviously puddn is the 3rd (aka III). in real life, he goes by “bo,” (nope, not puddn) which was also his grandpa’s name. pretty cute, huh?
i love the name bo, but it would just get too confusing with 2 of ‘em. i have a friend whose dad and brother are both named “dick.” so when peeps called the house when they were growing up, his sweet, innocent mom would be like “ya want big dick or the lil dick?” awesome.
personally, i love the idea of tradition and family names. i mean, what’s the point of being a III if you’re not gonna have a IV? the whole thing just starts getting cool with those. but then the question is what in balls do we call him?
i don’t mind “RJ” and i even like “ray j” (yes, like brandi’s brother. how cute would lil ray j be? omg, love it). but my friend melanie thought of another: ridge. ridge clancey. pretty cool, right? but it sounds kinda like a frat dude—or a soap opera character. remember that guy on “the bold and the beautiful?”
the only downside is my fam doesn’t get to represent. stinky’s real name is marielle lee clancey, named for both her grannies. so i’d love to squeeze our fam in the bambino’s name, too, ya know?
wilson manuel clancey
okay, so is it weird to give your baby the same name as a guy you made out with once? as puddn says, “janz, if we rule out every guy’s name you’ve made out with, there won’t be any names left.” i gotta admit, he’s kinda right…oops.
i actually emailed my friend wilson today…yes, the maker-outer (we’re still buds), telling him not to get his tighty whiteys in a bunch, but i might name the baby wilson. but no, not after him—cuz yah, that would be weird. he emailed me back saying that for the kid’s sake, he hopes tom hanks and that dumb volleyball in “castaway” are a distant memory when he gets older. sh*t, good point.
anyway, wilson’s a family name…it was puddn’s grandfather’s mother’s maiden name (capeesh?) and his granddad’s middle name. and then the baby’s middle name would be manuel, which is my dad’s name. i kinda don’t wanna leave him out, so that’s my big dilemma. oooooy. what do i dooooo?
and last but not least:
linden manuel clancey
the good news is i’ve never hooked up with a linden (well, at least not yet). so suck it, puddn. it was pudsie’s great grandmother’s maiden name, and all 3 of his dad’s sister’s have linden as their middle name.
personally, i think it’s adorable. my only hesitation is having a lulu and a linden. i’m not sure i love the alliteration, but then again, i don’t hate it, and could probably be talked into it.
but what about nicknames? wilsy? lindy? ugh, i dunno. i guess i never knew i’d call lulu “stinky” or “marinky.” i’m sure somehow we’ll come up with the perfect name for the lil sh*t.
bottom line: i think we have 3 pretty great choices. but jeez, i can’t please everybody. when we were trying to think of girl names before stinks was born, my mom and puddn’s grandmother, muzzie, both hated the name “lulu.” but now they both admit it’s adorable and fits lil stinky perfectly. well, duh.
lemme know what you think! and if you don’t like any of these names, tough titties!
check out my 27-week pregnancy video where i yap about naming the baby on YOUTUBE!!! and my new vlog series!
have you seen puddn’s dumb new “my wife lies” blog post? he gives his stupid side of the story about the red solo cups! ridiculous!