My husband and I have been agonizing over picking a girl's name for our little one. So much so, that I've been tempted to find out the sex so that if we are having a boy, we don't have to worry about it anymore. Our boy's name was easy (David after my husband). But I think we'll be able to keep the sex a surprise after all since (I think) we've finally decided on a name: Lucia.
Of course, right after we agreed on a name, I found the book that would have been infinitely helpful in choosing a name: Is It a Saint's Name? My husband and I had planned to give our child a biblical or Saint name, however, it was very discouraging trying to find an (easy to use) list of names. I thought I scoured the internet for a book of this sort, I was convinced that there had to be one out there, but apparently I missed it. There are websites that helped, but it was daunting trying to scroll through and read the hundreds (maybe thousands?) of names that were listed. I also tried my copy of the Treasury of Women Saints, but it only lists a small number of female saints. I'm really tempted to buy this book right now and save it for future children (Why not? It's only $4), because I'm sure that it won't be any easier next time around.