Blame it on the hormones?

Sorry in advance for the kind of rambling post.

Last week I was reading a random article and thought I read “[name_u]Harper[/name_u]” at first glance, but it turned out to say “Happier”. I dont know why, but it felt so significant to me.

We are expecting our first child and decided not to find out the gender early, but we are having some hard times finding names.

So since I unconsciously read [name_u]Harper[/name_u], which is a true unisex name in my eyes, it almost felt like a sign. And I can’t shake the feeling that [name_u]Harper[/name_u] is “the name” for us.

I mentioned it to DH, but he tends to sideline himself in the naming process (which is the main cause of the naming trouble), but he basically gave me the green light.

But even though this feeling of significance is hard to shake, I do have this little voice in the back of my head that says I’m being ridiculous and my feelings are caused by hormones or pregnancy brain.

Does anybody have any thoughts on this? Did anybody else have the same situation? Advice?

It honestly just sounds like you misread it, [name_u]Harper[/name_u] and Happier will look similar if you’re just flicking through something. Did you ever consider [name_u]Harper[/name_u] before? I wouldn’t pick it just based on the fact you feel it is a “sign” because that novelty will soon wear off.

I agree with pp. I don’t think it is a sign, but maybe it just made you realize you loved the name [name_u]Harper[/name_u]. I really like it!

I agree with everyone else not a sign but if you love it go for it!

Doesn’t have to be a sign, but if you both like the name and feel like it’s “the name”, there’s no reason not to take it as one and go for it. It would make a cute story!