Life Goals and other Random Nonsense: December 2007

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

What to name the baby?

So far we have just been calling her Knut - as in Cute Knut the Polar Bear but we definitely won't be naming her Knut. We will be waiting until she is born to bestow the name upon her, but we have a running list of possible names and and are looking for good suggestions.

We are strongly leaning towards a name in honor of Kasthuri (Jyothi's mother) - so names that start with "K" get extra points.

I came across this site which has an amusing category called Names Easily Pronounced by Foreigners with the description:

You are living outside India or may plan to move abroad, and you want to ensure that your child's name is not mispronounced by foreigner friends.
But their website is busted so I can't actually see any of the names! Maybe they will fix it soon. Anyway, while I like the idea of an "easily pronounceable" name, it seems to me that every name is going to be hard to pronounce by someone.

On a related note, in the process of researching names, I learned something new about my name too. Apparently not only does Seth mean "appointed one" - as in the son of Adam and Eve in the Bible, but Seth (or Set) was also an evil and powerful god to the ancient Egyptians and a ruler of destruction and chaos!!

For those of you who missed the Knut reference, here's a video showing just how cute Knut is: