baby name wizards

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Kris and I just watched the premiere of "Pregnant in Heels," a Bravo reality show featuring Rosie Pope, a "maternity conceirge" on Manhattan's Upper East Side. In short: Rosie's paid big bucks to hold couples' hands and help them navigate the incredibly terrifying world of diapering, decorating, and finding a night nurse so they don't lose a wink of sleep. (If you're reading this and you hired a night nurse, no offense. I'm just jealous.)

The episode we watched profiled this couple who hired Rosie to help "brand" their baby with the perfect name, one that would ensure a lifetime of wealth and success. They commissioned a think tank of corporate and linguistic experts, and once they narrowed the list down to 5 promising names, Rosie held a focus group to gauge first impressions and dissect the names even further.

Their rules were strict: No Js or Rs. No "decorative" names. Nothing too popular. Easy to spell. Avoid the letter "e"

Can you guess which names were high on the list?

Miles
Wynn

For those of you who don't know...we spelled Bronwynn with two n's because we really love the name Wynn and considered it for a nickname.

Can you believe we came up with such brilliant names for free??! I'll sleep better tonight now that our choices have been validated by a brain trust.

Spoiler: In the end, the couple vetoed these options and went with a name that NO ONE recommended and several experts hated (Bowen). 

P.S. Kris wants me to tell you that we're for hire.

4 comments:

Katherine said...

the experts love your names, and hate mine. my secondborn is bowen. a family name.

oh well.

Gina said...

I think Bowen is a fantastic name. It's so ironic that the couple spent thousands of dollars and in the end they went with a name THEY loved and discovered for free :)

Emily Reis said...

That show is my new guilty pleasure! I cannot believe how ridiculous some of the couples are.

Sarah Buttenwieser said...

I love offering people lists of baby names upon hearing some they like. Puts me to sleep (in a good way) to go alphabetically through & try to imagine what works (or works well with existing child(ren) too).

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