Monday, December 17, 2007

Cohen Vs. Beck

I love the name Cohen! I love it! Cohen is sleek and modern. It flows well with my other boys names: Anson, Nathan, Cohen. See. All 2 syllable names ending in "N." But the people in our lives have a lot of trouble pronouncing it. In the first 2.5 weeks of life I have heard my son called: Co-HEN (like a chicken), Cow-en (moo), and Colon (oscopy).

Let me pause here and rant. Except for Collin Powell, I don't know anyone who likes to be called an internal organ that poop goes through. I mean, who would name their kid after an internal organ? This is my son, Liver, and my daughter, Esophagus. It's simply a bizarre thing to do. I'd name my kid Large Intestine sooner than Colon. But where was I...

Ah, yes...names my baby has been called... In addition to the (massive) mispronunciations, I've also heard people mix his name up with others like Collin or Conan.

Wendell loves the name Beck! He loves it! To me, it is rural and blunt and it lacks flow. Anson, Nathan, Beck. See. No flow. But it absolutely cannot be screwed up. Beck, Beck, Beck. Only one way to pronounce it. It's easy to spell and Annika can say it.

So, to answer Nortorious' question, this is why we call him by his middle name rather than his first. Plus, we'd been planning on calling him Beck from the beginning.


Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

I think they're both great names!

Laurie said...

I love both of his names! I'm sorry that names have to be so hard to get used to. It seems like I even have a hard time with my own babies names for the first few months. It just seems a little awkward, like I hope I made the right decision for this little one. Which ever you choose, I'm sure it'll fit him perfectly! And who cares what everyone else says! It's your baby so it's your choice. They want a choice, get their own baby.

Lara said...

I LOVE those names - I don't think you could go wrong calling him either one! Good work! I'm excited to see more pics when you have them! :)

Unknown said...

I don't know if you even remember who I am (Wendell's cousin, daughter of Jerry and Leann)

Anyway, I just had to say I LOVE your blog and I LOVE LOVE the name Cohen Beck. Good Choice!