Ahh…. the Name Game.
The first gift you give to your child.
And it is the only gift (beyond love, of course) that will last a lifetime.
So, what to do when you’re pregnant with your 4th son?
It’s called the NAME GAME.
AND… truth be told, I HATE telling people names we are thinking of before we have picked one because you get (what we have gotten) other people’s opinions.
Yes, even on baby #4, people have NO PROBLEM telling us that they “don’t like” certain names we have thrown into the universe.
But with baby #4, I have something in me that I didn’t have so much with William and Alexander… the sense to ignore and pretty much disregard these comments. It got easier with naming Benjamin, and with this little guy? It’s a no-brainer.
When Matt and I first found out we were having another boy, our first reaction was “What are we going to name him!?”
William was named after my maternal grandfather.
Alexander’s middle name, Dimitri, was named after our dear and beloved friend.
Benjamin was a name that Matt always loved, so that was easy.
And with this little man… we want to find a name that can stand strong against the other boys’ names.
We know his name can’t be “M” (yes, the letter M – a name Matt had tried to convince me to name William).
I have always loved to look at the meanings of names. (Although Benjamin means “son of my right hand”…!) And I have always loved names that are timeless and full of history.
So as of right now, we have a short list of names that we love:
– Oliver (this one has gotten the most criticism, which shocks me)
– Matthew (my husband thinks on boy #4 he may want a Junior!)
– Nathaniel (my husband was in a cab in NYC, and his driver was named Nathaniel James… all of a sudden, he loved the name!)
– James (after my previous Ob/Gyn from NYC, whom we just love)
– Andrew (but that’s my nephew’s name, and I want him to have that special name)
So as of right now… that’s what we have. Truth be told, it changes a bit. Watch us name him Barron Jonathan Spencer!!
Now if the next baby is a Girl (for those of you keeping score at home, yes, that would be Baby #5!)… we’ve always had one name and one name only… so she would be easy to name!
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