Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Name Game

Oh, baby names...how I loathe thee. I don't like looking through all of those books. I despise how the enormous weight of giving another human being THEIR NAME, the one they will have for the REST OF THEIR LIFE, presses down on my shoulders. I don't appreciate how everyone has a story about someone they knew with this name or that and how that absolutely should never be the name we choose for our child. Blah Blah Blah. Names. Ugh! For all 3 of our previous children I have felt very strongly that I absolutely could not pick a name for a human being I had never laid eyes on. For that reason, we have never named our babies before they were born. We always waited until the last minute in the hospital when the "birth certificate Lady" was knocking down our door saying, "We really need to get this filled out & taken care of" to finally choose THE NAME. Each time we went into the hospital with a list of names we thought we would choose from. And each time we decided none of the names on our list actually fit. So we pulled some random something out of the air that seemed to fit just right, and we went with it. I remember the weight of the pen as I was filling out the oh so official birth certificate form and thinking, "I'm not sure I can do this!" So, with this pregnancy, we of course, have started our list. The list that always consists of names we like but will not choose. I stored it on my iphone so I could reference it often and add/delete names conveniently. But a series of events has changed our course. And changed it drastically. A few weeks ago I heard a name. It was a name I never hear and it instantly struck a chord. It was as if I immediately knew, when I heard it, this would be our son's name. I sort of kept it quiet & mulled it over for a little while, not even telling my husband. And the more I thought about it, the more I knew this was his name. There were so many things I just really liked about it and the style of it seemed to fit in perfectly with all of our names, like the very last piece of a puzzle you're finishing. So I talked it over with Marty and after making me sweat for days, not knowing what he really thought about it, he finally admitted he liked it and said, "Let's do it." So, folks, this is monumental. For the first time ever, we have chosen a name for our baby BEFORE he is born.

And

without

further

ado....

Ty would like to announce his baby brother's name....

video

...and just in case you can't understand

exactly what he is saying,

here it is...officially:


4 comments:

Amber said...

Did you happen to hear this on a talk show recently by chance? I can't remember which one it was, but Owen Wilson was talking about this son Ford. I really liked it! Congrats on this monumental event! I can totally relate!

Lacey said...

HOLY COW, YOU....YOU LINDSAY MILLER HAVE DECIDED ON A NAME BEFORE YOUR SONS BIRTH?!? :) I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE his name. You are right, the perfect fit for your family!!! A strong name, kind of southern, and unique but not weird. Love it!

Ashley McWhorter said...

Love it! That was actually on our list as well! But, we couldn't do the whole double "or" thing. Glad you're using it! I have a friend from h.s. that has a little boy with that name and he is the cutest!

Tif Winship said...

I love the name!! Pressure is off, you have your name! It will feel good when that birth certificate lady comes in demanding "the name!" Congrats!