Aaron Brendan Michael Jason Passante


This pregnancy is giving me a whole new appreciation for the Olympic Games. Beyond the super-shot of patriotism and the “reach for your dreams” inspiration they always charge me up with, this year the Games are giving me something else — all kinds of baby-naming suggestions.

We are absolutely clueless about what to name this little bean sprout (actually, it’s quite a bit bigger than a bean sprout ... it’s more like "the size of a large lime,” according to the oh-so-helpful week-by-week pregnancy book I have). So we’re constantly looking for inspiration.

Every night I watch NBC’s coverage glued to lineups, heat lists and lane assignments. Every name gets rolled over my tongue. Nastia Passante. Misty Passante. Chen Passante. Natalie, Fernanda, Giovanna, Vera, Li. Marek, Alicia, Oksana, Fe.

Chris is so tired of me saying names out loud. “How about Matteo Passante?” “Hmm, Usain Passante?”

My favorites so far: Cullen, which Chris nixed right away, and Eamon (pronounced “AY-mon”), which Chris says he “doesn’t hate.” Hmm.....we might have a Gold Medal contender!

7 comments:

Carcich said...

Great name and besides, 4-time Irish Olympic Distance runner Eamon Coghlan was the man...it made my short list of boys names!

Enjoying the Track and Field? It's nuts over here...

Heather said...

What about Heath?

Maestra said...

Hey, Eamon made me stop and think, "If we ever have another son...." But the sort-of alliteration thing turned me off so you can have it. ; )

No offense, but I wouldn't name a child Heath for a few years. You'd spend too much time explaining to people that you were not Ledger's "number one fan" (unless you were) and "just wanted a piece of him here on earth" (unless you did).

Robyn said...

I like how Eamon sort of sounds like Amen.

And yeah, Carcich, I'm all over track and field. Though I fell asleep last night before I saw whether that American who's new to pole vaulting took the gold. ????

Ian Leslie said...

How about Karch, as in Karch Kiraly.

Grammy said...

You know we might have a another darling little granddaughter to love. How about Gemma, Reese, Madison,Claire or Jillian?
What I am sure of is that whatever you have and whatever the special name you choose she/he will be so loved and is already a part of our family.
PS. There's always Patricia! lol

Hedgehog said...

pace Passante has a nice ring to it