Saturday, August 14, 2010
And just like that, we have a name.
Large families are a mystery to many. Some people can't imagine how we could name so many children. We have struggled with a name for son number 6, baby number 9, but we have finally come up with a name.
After months of deliberations, here's how it went down.
Thanks to my brother, Jeff and I had a gift card to a restaurant. (I include that part so that my brother can feel good about his role in this.)
We bribed the older kids to watch the youngers, and made the drive to the city.
I knew that I wanted to talk about baby names. It was time to nail this down. Jeff just thought he was going to have a quiet supper, where he didn't have to cut anyone's meat or jump up to give refills.
We sat down. We ordered.
I pulled a piece of paper and pen out of my purse and said, "Okay. It's time. What are we going to name this child?" I expected this process to take a good chunk of our time.
My husband is a quiet, laid back man. (Mostly.)
He said, "Well, what are the names we have talked about. Remind me of the ones we both said we would be okay with."
I wrote them down, there were two. I said them outloud. I said them in order. They sounded good. They fit.
He nodded his head and said, "I can live with that."
And that was that. Our son has a name, and since that time I've enjoyed bonding with the little guy that is rolling and kicking and making me miserable.
I was worried that we wouldn't come up with a name that we would love. I needn't have worried. I love this child, and I love this name.
Sorry, but it's a secret for about 8 more weeks. I know that's cruel - but that's the way it is. :)
After all the struggle, it was that easy. Just like that, and we have a name.