Is this an archetypal thing for a new father to be doing on a Saturday night, sneaking a post while/whenever the kid is asleep?
We just went through a nerve-wracking and overly self-conscious process to coming up with 1) lists of baby names, 2) baby naming approaches, and 3) ways to avoid blundering into some naming meta-trend we weren’t aware of.
Ultimately, we named our daughter Ada Catherine, inspired by my wife’s great great-grandmother, Ada Philena. Of course, both double names and great grandmother-era names are both trends in themselves.
So, is it a particularly Mormon trend? What is/are Mormon baby naming trends? (Brush up on the current research at Utah Baby Namer.) A mission companion was named Joseph Hyrum; someone in NC (where I grew up) assumed my first name was Elder, didn’t blink an eye.
Prof. Cleveland Evans called a Book of Mormon-naming trend a few years ago, but even though I’m a brother of Jared, I’m skeptical.
Yet when we were at church in eastern Paris a couple of years ago, we heard a Cote d’Ivoirean baby blessed as “Neffy.” It wasn’t until the new convert mother spoke later that we realized she’d named her son Nephi. For some reason, that made all the sense in the world.