So I'm not being sponsored by anyone but I've seen quite a few posts lately about how parents choose their kids' names and I wanted to join in. I'm not sure if it's me but I LOVE names and how people come to them. So, I'll start...
I honestly have no idea what I was reading but someone's name was Oliver and I looked over at Josh and said "What do you think about Oliver?" That was it. He and I are HUGE planners and we had Oliver's first name picked out by the time I was maybe 7 weeks pregnant? I got major anxiety thinking about our baby not having a name and worrying what if something happened to him and he was nameless? Originally we wanted to name him Jordan (my maiden name) but it just didn't fit right. He's definitely a little Oliver. I have an English degree and love really old, literary names. Aunt JCC bought Oliver a copy of Oliver Twist really early on and I just love it.
The middle names. Oh, the debate regarding his middle name. Okay, Josh's middle name is Nick. Just Nick. Not Nicholas. Nick. I have a minor peeve about people having shortened names as their real names (i.e., Bob, Mark, Nick, Beth, etc.) That might be okay for some couples but I hate it. Well, I knew from the get go that Oliver's middle name would have to be Nick because that's Josh's, his dad's and his grandfather's first name. We started doing a little family history and, lo and behold, the day Josh and I officially started dating is my GPA's birthday. Couple that with the fact that we got married on the anniversary of the day my GPA died and I begged and pleaded with Josh to let us add Hugo as a second middle name. Yay for having an easy going husband.
So, there's the story of our Oliver Hugo Nick Branham.
Yes we do have Dos's name picked out already. Seriously, I'm insane people. Once we know what we're having, I'll share it. I'm not sure if anyone cares about that stuff or not but I promise I will, if you're interested. Yep, Dos will have two middle names. Honestly, I didn't want Oliver to feel stupid or Dos to feel left out so we decided on two.
Come on, somebody else share your name stories. I would do a link up but I'm not sure how much y'all would enjoy knowing this stuff. I could be the only one out there. I absolutely love knowing where people's names come from!!! My name is the patron saint of my grandmother's birthday. Yep, another little nugget to share with y'all. I'm such a giver!