baby name wizards
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?
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.