Our usual baby name picking routine is that we make a list. We usually come up with a good 4-5 names that we both agree upon and feel good about for our impending arrival. The list is handy right after the baby is born and we decide who we think this baby is. It worked well for Sebastian, Elijah, Fiona, Haven and Scarlett. Brighton was a name we had picked out for a boy before Haven was even born. We still had a list of back-up names, though, in case he came out and wasn't Brighton...but he was. :) This pregnancy has been a bit different, though, as far as names go. I had several girl names that Dave liked. Then we found out we were having a boy, so obviously the girl names were out! I would suggest boy names to Dave every few days and he didn't like any of them. He would suggest names to me and I didn't like any of them. I was beginning to think our baby would just be called "Baby" for the rest of his life. Then, one day, I suggested a name and Dave said he loved it. I loved it. We came up with a middle name right away that fit perfectly. We knew our baby's name and no other alternatives were necessary. Weird. This has never really happened before. It's cool, though. It's made the baby like an "official" member of our family already. The kids talk to him and call him by name. He is included, by name, in our Family Home Evening song. :) Sometimes, it's like he's already here...just quite.
I always thought it was sort of strange how people had their baby's name picked out months before the baby was born, but now I understand. Of course I am open to the possibility that he may come out and not be who we think he is and then he will be known as "Baby," but I'm pretty sure he is.....well....I'm not going to say until he's born! :)
Every Day is The Start Of A New Journey - What Will I Choose Today? - What *will* I choose today? I ask myself that almost every single day...sometimes frequently throughout the day, since every moment of every day is an opp...
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