Written By Geoff Talbot - Co-Founder Of The Seven Sentence Blog.
When we had our first child, we decided to go old school and wait until out baby landed on planet earth before finding out the sex; our choice was to have the surprise when the surprise arrived.
As a result, for nine months we tried to choose both boy and girl names; very early on we had a girl’s name chosen BUT no matter how hard we tried we could NOT find a boy’s name that we liked.
And I mean, we tried everything, very long car rides were punctuated with incessant name games, we’d start at “A” and go all the way through to “Z” — nothing seemed right, I was pretty sure we’d tried every boy’s name from every culture on planet earth.
Then that magical day arrived and we were blessed with a boy, a bright, wide eyed, curly haired wonder… without a name.
For 24 hours our baby was somewhat unimaginatively known by the young rapper name of “Baby T” — the surprising thing was he looked like none of the many names we had come up with on those long car rides.
Finally, I said to my wife Athaliah, “I can’t name him, I think you are supposed too” — a few moments after I said these words the name “Gabriel” spontaneously tumbled out of my mouth… it was not a name we’d ever considered, and it was perfect.
It is tempting to try to define and name our businesses, our brands, our blogs before we’ve seen them clearly, before we know what or who they are — but we have to see the baby before we can name the baby.
P.S: Try writing your blog post before you choose a title.
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