It has been rather difficult trying to decide on a name for our son, (aka "baby boy Smith")! I had a girl name chosen but was shocked when I found out that a BOY will be joining our family :) As a parent, it is a true honor to be responsible for choosing a name. However, there is a lot of pressure as it is such a permanent thing! It is so important to think about all nicknames that could be taken from a first name ~ especially with a boy!
Our short list includes Owen, Carson, Keaton, Samuel, Hudson and Preston. Most of those options have six letters, two syllables and end in an 'N'. I really like all of them. We want to choose a timeless name that suits an infant as well as an old man someday. We want something that looks good hanging in wooden letters from his nursery, sounds intimidating coming from the loud speaker at Friday night football games, flows well at his high school and college graduations and sounds powerful and trustworthy etched in a name plate followed with 'MD' behind it someday. Just joking! Can you tell I've been thinking a lot about this lately?!
We are pretty set on using my maiden name (Barrett) as his middle name. Some friends have suggested waiting until he is born and then assign a first name based on how he looks. That makes me so nervous! I'm afraid they won't let me take him home because I can't select a name to put on the birth certificate :)
There are only 99 days left until the due date (but based on his sister's early arrival I estimate our wait time will be less)!