Oh, yeah…you only wish Darling Dwayne & I were expecting, ’cause you know the baby would turn out to be devilishly cute in its own horned & evil kinda way. :muahaha
But alas, I am only asking for help coming up with a name for the baby in my current Harlequin Desire manuscript—tentatively titled A Baby in the Billionaire’s Boardroom. (You can help name Darling Dwayne‘s & my demon spawn…er, I mean, bundle of joy later. :winkwink )
So all while I’ve been working on Boardroom, I’ve been calling the hero & heroine’s three-month-old son Hugh. And that worked for me for a while, even though I occasionally slipped into calling him Baby Hugh or Baby Hughie.
But lately, it’s just not clicking, so I’m starting over & asking for your help to come up with something I can really love.
There are a few caveats to tossing out baby names, though…
For one, I need to avoid repetition with other names in the story, so it can’t start with any of these letters: A, B, C, E, F, J, M, R, S, T, V, or W. (Yeah, I know—tie my hands much? Why do you think I’m having so much troubling landing on one I like? :moon )
For another, it can’t be too unique or out-there. I don’t mind getting a little creative, but remember that this is a Harlequin Desire, so the characters are pretty much filthy rich & more old-fashioned & reserved. Plus, the parents’ names are Alexander & Jessica, so no going out on the crazy limb & naming their baby something like Moon Unit or Pilot Inspektor. (No offense to Frank Zappa or Jason Lee, who were obviously smoking a little sumpin’-sumpin’ when they came up with their babies’ names. :dropmouth )
I’ve also been considering simply changing the baby’s name to Henry to stay with the same letter of the alphabet. (And obviously because I’ve been watching a little too much Once Upon a Time. :winkwink )
So let me know what you think of that idea, as well as throwing out some baby name suggestions of your own!
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