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Baby Names We Would Have Used If We Had a Girl - The February Fox
Charlie was going to be called “Charlie” regardless of gender. He is named after my grandfather, Charles. Originally, we decided it would be the first name Charlie for a girl and a middle name for a boy, but a month before he was born I realized I had never thought of him as anything other than Charlie. I remember right before I got pregnant with Fox we sat at the San Diego Zoo drinking coffees and making a list of baby names in my Notes app just for fun. Tyler made fun of my penchant for old-fashioned names and I made fun of his trendy choices. Pilot? Major? Basically anything that sounded like a job title. He did like one “vintage” name and that was Mabel. Mabel McElhaney. Aside from our very different taste in options, we always gravitated towards girl names more. Here’s what we would have chosen between had we welcomed a baby girl into the family. Cora Fox would have been Cora if he was a girl. It reminded me of the little girl from Titanic who danced with Jack. Ruby Short and sweet. We’d call her Roo for short. Our kids’ nicknames would be Goo and …