And it turns out Lena Dunham and her now ex-boyfriend Jack Antonoff, took the process pretty seriously, writing down the names they liked in a word document.
Lena Dunham shared the list of names that the couple brainstormed in 2015 to Twitter yesterday.
“Hey Jack Antonoff I just found a potential baby name list we made in 2015. I could definitely keep this private, but then the world wouldn’t know that you suggested “Carrot” over and over… Love u!!!” she wrote, with an image of the list.
The names varied from classic to unconventional, and many were gender neutral.
The names Toni, Camilla, Loretta, Clare and Kelly are all popular names, but the names Carrot, Na, Oz, Rah, Shogo and Gracious are not so much.
Hey @jackantonoff I just found a potential baby name list we made in 2015. I could definitely keep this private, but then the world wouldn’t know that you suggested “Carrot” over and over… Love u!!! pic.twitter.com/ATWAV7KIC9Advertisement
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) August 13, 2018
Dunham and and Antonoff broke up in January after six years together but remain close.
Dunham has previous said she will always wear the ring her ex gave her.
“Love is a really cool, eternal, powerful thing. It doesn’t have to be defined the way we, in Western culture, define it—as beginning and ends. Things can be, ‘You’re a drop of water and you reenter the ocean,” she revealed in an Instgram live video shortly after the split.
The list of baby names, however, is bittersweet, as it comes a year after Dunham made the decision to get a full hysterectomy due to her excruciating endometriosis.
Speaking to Vogue, the 31-year-old opened up about the heartbreaking decision.
“In August [last year], the pain becomes unbearable,” Dunham writes. “I am delirious with it, and the doctors can’t really explain. The ultrasound shows no cysts, no free fluid, and certainly no baby. But that doesn’t help the fact that it hurts so bad that the human voices around me have become a sort of nonsense Teletubbies singsong. With pain like this, I will never be able to be anyone’s mother. Even if I could get pregnant, there’s nothing I can offer.”
While Dunham’s decision to have her uterus removed was deeply personal, in making it public, she’s ignited a conversation about endometriosis, fertility, pain, hysterectomies and the intersection between all four.