baby name inspiration

Baby NamesNot very many people have asked us about our baby name choices. I am surprised by that, considering it’s usually the first thing that I ask expectant mothers. When the topic does come up, my husband’s response to those enquiring is usually “we’re not telling.” That irks me a little bit. I personally become annoyed when couples know their baby names, but treat it as if it’s the secret of the next great app. The same goes for someone knowing the gender of their baby, but refusing to tell anyone. What I do get is the worry that coincides with telling somebody your best name choices, and then that particular person blatantly using that name for their child. There just has to be a better response than “you’ll never knowwwww.”

What I have chosen as a reply to the burning question is “we haven’t yet decided on one name, we like too many.” That is pretty much the truth, given that I change the middle name of our boy or girl on a daily basis. I will say that our first names are almost set in stone. Almost. The other day as we were leaving my doctor’s appointment, my husband said to me that if it’s a girl, he would still like to call her Poppy. We’ve been calling our little one Pops and Poppy this entire time, since it was the size of a poppy seed when we discovered that I was pregnant. Poppy has not been one of our potential names, but instead has served as a nickname so that we don’t have to refer to our little one as ‘it’ or ‘the baby’. However, Poppy Kurysh sounds funny to me. So no, dear husband, I don’t think we’ll choose that name in the end.

All of our potential choices do have one thing in common. They are all Western names. I think that it’s so fitting in living on the Canadian prairies. Both of us have lived most of our lives on an acreage or farm as well. That’s also where little Pops was conceived. How could we not choose a name from the Wild West?

So without further ado, here are my favourite Western movies. The first is one of my favourite films of all-time!

1. No Country for Old Men

2. There Will Be Blood

3. The Salvation

4. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

5. 3:10 to Yuma

6. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

7. Bone Tomahawk

8. The Hateful Eight

Do you have any baby names that we should add to our list?



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  1. This ‘name thing’ is indeed a big challenge Emory! Wish you lots of luck and look forward to the baby soon:)

  2. This is the part of pregnancy that drove me mad! I didn’t tell anyone my name choices incase they replied “yuk” at my favorite names. I didn’t want to be influenced on what people thought of my choices.
    Love your blog by the way :)

  3. Baby’s name? You want my choices for your precious bundle! I have been waiting for this moment darling daughter…..

    BOY: Spur
    There is a wonderful bronc rider with
    this moniker.

    GIRL: Sunny
    She will be our free spirited child of
    nature with flowers in her hair

    • Those are definitely western names. Spur reminds me of Spurgeon, the newest Duggar cult member. People are already calling him Spurgeon the Virgin.

      Sunny is cute for people who like the sun! We prefer grey days, so I would probably choose Grey over Sunny.

      Or we could combine them. Spurgeon Grey. ;-)))

  4. I love that they have a western theme! So excited for this baby to be born :)

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  6. Everyone asked us what our name picks were but we kept it a secret…which wasn’t hard since hubby couldn’t make up his mind so I just told everyone we weren’t sure yet.

    • Well at least you had a good excuse!

      My husband and I agree on every name, which is our problem. We like way too many.

  7. We had so many names shortlisted, and at the end, we chose a name that we thought would fit her right. It happened the day my induction took place. You will know. :)

    • Yes, I think that we will have to wait to see him/her before we make a decision. That makes my husband nervous, I think, but it brings a sense of calm for me (for some reason). Usually I am the decisive one! However, I’m excited to stare into our baby’s little face and just have one of our choices ‘feel right’.

      Thank you for your comment!


  8. Too many people are pre-occupied with baby names-after the baby is born you’ll know the exact name for him/her! It is the easiest process compared to giving birth!

  9. Some good movies in that list. I vote no strange names like “Sanddollar”, “Bark” or “Donald”.

    • Haha, is Donald a weird choice? I have an uncle by that name.

      Oh Sanddollar! We could call our baby Sandy as a nickname! Just kidding.


  • Welcome, friends! My name is Emory. I am a wife, mother of two (one earthside and one with the angels), and an animal rescuer. This is our life on the Canadian prairies.

  • Man, did Remy and I have a standoff this morning. All because she didn’t want to wear socks with her boots. She threw a massive tantrum, and I yelled at her. Afterwards, we went for our walk and everything was back to normal. That is, aside from her puffy eyes and tear-stained face. My poor girl. Parenting can be so hard sometimes. Thank goodness for children being so resilient. 
That disaster behind me is nearly gone. We’re currently installing the last of our kitchen shelves, and our new sink arrived this morning. I’m excited to have a less cluttered spare room!
Have a wonderful week, everyone. This room has not yet been touched by us. It is our master bedroom. Everything about it (aside from our furniture) is exactly the same as when we purchased our home. I think that if we do list in the near future, it will be the only room in our house that we did not renovate. Part of me wants to stay just to finish it. A small part.
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