Bourbon Kuwabara!

Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 | 0 comments

   We've been trying to come up with a name for the baby (aside from Sigourney Weaver, that is)...which has proven to be nearly impossible so far. It's especially compounded by the fact that most of the Western names I suggest---we're doing a Western name and a Japanese middle name---tend to bring up negative connotations in Japanese. For example, Yuki refuses to name our baby something that sounds like 'nose', go figure!
 Which, after several long and frustrating discussions, has led us to...Bourbon! The story: At the suggestion of a baby naming website, we started looking through a list of location names in the US. And what did we find, but: Bourbon, Kentucky. Eureka!!! Now see, this name has numerous appealing qualities (Bourbon, that is. I can't think of terribly much that's appealing about Kentucky, no offense to any Kentucky natives):
1. It's unique!
2. It brings to mind no negative images in Japanese. In fact, as far as I know, bourbon is quite popular here!
3. NOBODY will ever forget our daughter's name
4. Opportunities for bad puns and hours of laughs are endless!

  Sigh....the search goes on...hang in there, Signourney....