Baby Gardner #2 arrived yesterday in the early hours of the morning. Healthy boy, 7lb 3oz.
Name tbc, doing the Indian thing where you find out the right first letters of the name after the birth. It does save a lot of baby name discussion in the months before
The naming idea sounds good, I have a solid dislike of naming conventions where people feel compelled to base it on a family link/personal history or background, it feels like scientific, evidence based naming . I prefer doing it on a whim, for instance, my dog is called Bernard and people sometimes ask why. The answer is "because he looks like a Bernard".
Also I love the fact that it's not a requiremtn to give kids your surname, it opens up all kinds of possibilities. I also have huge respect for my great uncle, who took his wife's surname in marriage back in the sixties, as a two-fingered salute to my grandfather.