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Five-Name Friday: Girl Name for Will’s Sister

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It’s an unseasonably warm day, so you decide to take a walk around the neighborhood. At one point you encounter a nice lady with a little boy in a stroller. As the two of you chat, the lady mentions that she and her husband are now expecting a baby girl, but they aren’t sure what to name her. Here’s the gist of the situation:

We are naming baby number 2, our son’s name is William “Will” Michael. I like Annabel, Linley & Ava but he likes McKenna, Keira & Campbell.

“Do you have any suggestions?”

You’re a name-lover, and you could potentially give her dozens of suggestions on the spot. But her young son is starting to get cranky, so you decide to stick to five baby name suggestions so the lady can get on with her day.

But here’s the fun part: Instead of blurting out the first five names you come up with, you get to press a magical “pause” button, think for a bit, and then “unpause” the scenario to offer him the best five names you can think of.

Here are a few things to keep in mind as you brainstorm:

  • Be independent. Decide on your five names before looking at anyone else’s five names.
  • Be sincere. Would you honestly suggest these particular baby names out loud to a stranger in public?
  • Five names only! All names beyond the first five in your comment will be either deleted or replaced with nonsense words.

Finally, here’s the request again:

We are naming baby number 2, our son’s name is William “Will” Michael. I like Annabel, Linley & Ava but he likes McKenna, Keira & Campbell.

Which five baby names are you going to suggest?

[To send in your own 2-sentence baby name request, here are the directions, and here’s the contact form.]

Idi Amin’s Baby Names

Infamous Ugandan dictator Idi Amin Dada had a total of seven wives and 40 children, on the record.

One of his children was born in late 1978, right at the start of the Uganda-Tanzania War. The baby boy was named Kagera River, because Uganda had recently invaded and captured part of the Kagera region of Tanzania, making the Kagera River the front line between the Ugandan and Tanzanian armies.

Idi Amin was also obsessed with all things Scottish, and gave other sons the Scottish names Campbell, McLaren, McKenzie and Mackintosh.

I’ve been trying to find a full list of the 40 (official) kids, but haven’t had any luck yet. I do know two other sons are named Taban and Jaffar, though.

(Idi‘s own name was a one-hit wonder in the data in 1977, btw.)

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