In the Name of Baby

So I'm pretty sure everyone, their dog, and their pet rock are preggers these days. Everyone. I can name a ton of people who are preggo or have had a baby in the past 3 months. It's crazy. There must be something in the water, Utah and elsewhere. But let's be honest, there is always something in the water here in Utah. My sister is amongst those that are growing a mini human currently. 

Since she lives in California the gender reveal was a little tricky. And in this day of Pinterest, DIY, and all things expected to be a big shebang, simply saying boy or girl over the phone wasn't an option. So she ordered a cute little cake and I went and picked it up. We had to cut it open to find out if she would have her 2nd boy or her 3rd girl. 

And according to the frosting… IT'S A GIRL! 

My nephew Hunter wasn't super stoked I guess. Poor kid. 

All of her kids have a middle name that starts with "M" 
Both of her girls' first names start with "M" 
Basically it's semi been decided that she wants to do another "M" name for baby or potentially an "H" name to match Hunter. I think both would be cute. 
It was only like 2AM and I figured psh… who needs sleep. Because laying in bed for the 4 previous hours obviously wasn't enough for my brain to shut down and allow me some shut eye. So I started looking at girl "H" names… or at least according to this site they were girl names. 

So if you yourself are interested in choosing a name for your little girl that starts with "H" here's what I came up with. 

Huntah … because my sister definitely needs a Hunter and a Huntah. 

Or you could just back up the "fat Americans" stereotype and just go for this… 

Because it's every kid's dream to be named after a fried mashed up potato. Maybe in Idaho. 

There's also this option if you don't want your child to be able to spell their name until the day of their high school graduation. 

And babies are always heavenly aren't they? Well why not name your child Heavenly. But the spelling h-e-a-v-e-n-l-y is too typical so you should definitely choose one of the following. Also, hyphenated names are all the rage. 

And the Harry Potter generation has officially grown up, which means that Hermione is officially in the baby name books. But if you want to make it appear like the Harry Potter series had no effect on you choosing the name… there's 50 other ways to spell it, so don't fret. 

Sticking with the Harry Potter theme, you could go this route, and name her Hedvig and sound like a Russian trying to say "Hedwig" 

Then this gem. If you like a name, just throw an "H" in the front of it or replace the beginning letter with it. 

Such as Eloise Heloise

Or Tennesse Hennesse

If you fancy naming your child after brands or company names, I would pick one of these...

Or, if you like terms that are generally associated with the mouth/neck area these are for you… 

And for all those Jimmy Fallon fans you could go with good ol' Higgins… he's Jimmy's side kick and the guy who lost his pants 

Or if you live in Washington or Colorado your kid could just be High all the time! 

Then if you're big into the saying "return with honor" you could definitely return with Honor when you come home from the hospital, In-N-Out, Target, or where ever your choice of birthing location may be. 

Or if you want to prepare her for high school cruelty, you can just call her a Ho from the get go. 

I personally like Hoda…. it's kinda like Hoda Man!?!? 

The Blake Shelton route will also be sure to bring joy to your household. 

I mean Honeybee? How cute. 

Then we can't go through this without hitting up the movie and television names. 

Hercules. Because it's only fit for a girl. And then you can forever and always think "Hercules? Honey, I think you mean Hunkules!" 

I'm sure Hugh Laurie would love a little dedication to his drug addicted doctor role. 

Huckleberry Finn. 'Nough said. 

Then to finish it off… my favorite. From one of my all time favorite movies as a kid and possibly, maybe, as an adult. 
Hortencia. From Matilda. Remember this girl? 

She's the one who told Matilda about the chokey. 
She also cheered for Bruce when he had to eat the chocolate cake. 

Yeah, I'd definitely go with Hortencia. 

Now that I think about it, Matilda starts with "M"

Happy baby naming ya'll! 


I Knew I Had The Best Dad When…

Happy Birthday to the only guy in the whole wide world who has my whole heart! I am so lucky he is my dad and I will argue till the world ends that he is the greatest dad out there! Sometimes I feel like he's not old enough to have a daughter my age let alone kids my brother and sister's age! 

I knew I had the best dad when…

  • he makes "dam" jokes every time we drive by the Glen Canyon Dam
    • "the dam road is closed!" 
    • "what did the fish say when it swam into a wall? Dam!"

  • he sends me emails about the drama going on with Dance Moms and the potential law suits resulting from their drama
  • he took me to Chili's for dinner just because it was Daddy-Daughter night
  • he teases me because I'm short. And I don't mind it. 
  • he air high-fived me across the hockey arena when they scored...because we were with different groups of people and weren't sitting together
  • he ran clear across the turtle farm with me just so I could hold them again even though everyone else had moved on and was looking at other stuff 

  • he shares my love of Maroon Five (and Adam Levine) and Jimmy Fallon 
  • he has a specific "Oh, Kylie" look he gives me every time he thinks I'm being ridiculous
  • he will recite Elf quotes back and forth with me
  • he will wear a pink tie just because I like it and got it for him 

  • he makes me try sea food but doesn't get mad when I immediately regurgitate it back onto my plate (TMI? haha)
  • his boat totally blew up  but still made it a super fun day and made me laugh

  • he will go to Cafe Rio with us even though he totally hates the customer service there and the fact that they always mess up our order
  • he will be rebellious with me on the Tower of Terror in Disney Land (can't give too many details about this one haha)
  • he watches The Bachelor and has actual conversations about it with me and tells me how Juan Pabs should pick Renee. 
  • he reads my blog recaps of The Bachelor and genuinely says he thinks they're funny 
  • he brought me 2 heaters at 10:30 at night because my furnace wasn't working
  • he was in the hospital for 2 weeks and still had his awesome sense of humor
  • he lets me ramble on about random hockey facts and listens even though it's really not important
  • he wears Utah Utes gear to support me even though I know deep down inside he's a BYU fan
  • he lets me play my music on the boat even though it's not his favorite 
  • he loves me no matter how many mistakes and dumb decisions I make and always stands by my side

Happy Birthday Dad!!! 
I love you!!!