Lee has joked (or "joked") that he wants to name her Leigh, so that when the first little punk calls and asks to speak to her, Lee will say "Yeah, this is Lee. What do you want? No, no - you've got the right Lee. What do you want?" He's already in full-fledged protective Daddy mode.
Naming a child is a huge decision! You have to take into account a lot of things (if the name rhymes with anything bad, if the initials spell out anything dirty, etc).
Here are the names that we're considering:
- Mallory Jane
- Natalie Jane
- Catherine/Katherine Leigh
Natalie, coincidentally, means "child born at Christmas". But I think the name might be too popular and/or trendy - I don't want her to be one of six Natalies in her class.
Catherine is a great name, too. But I don't know if the "th" in Catherine is too much with the "th" in Smith. What if she has a lisp? [I would want to call her Cate, though]. Lee's concern is that people will call her "Kathy Lee", but I contend that in 10 years, kids won't know who (the famous) Kathy Lee is.
Those are the three that we know of. Then there are a few names that we're throwing around:
- Audrey Leigh
- Nora Jane
- Jillian Leigh
- Kara/Cara Jane
Then again, maybe we haven't even yet come up with what GB's name will be ...
ps: Happy Birthday, Dad!! I love you :)