Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Our Baby 'G' & The Baby Name Game

When we found out we were expecting, there were a million things flying through our minds. Understandably, the name we would give our first born was not the very first thing on my mind. A few weeks later, while I was working in my office one day, I decided to pull up the short list of baby names that I had been writing down to save for when we needed them. 

This list contained about five boy and five girl names, and B had never laid eyes on it. Once we got through the 12 week appointment and heard the baby's strong heartbeat, I knew it was time to at least introduce the 'name game' into conversation.

One night after dinner while we were relaxing over an episode of Modern Family or Cake Boss, I decided to show B the list.

He quickly 'vetoed' a few of the names that I knew were a bit of a stretch, but to my surprise, he liked some of my favorites and it was pretty easy for us to come up with a short list for both a girl or boy.

Fast forward a few weeks, and we found out our little one was indeed a BOY.

I immediately threw myself into nursery planning, baby gear buying and registry creating. We let the name choosing take a rest for a few weeks, and then picked it back up last Wednesday night after our successful anatomy scan appointment.

We went back and forth a bit between our three top choices, as most couples do, I'm sure. For me there was always one front runner, and it just so happens to be the name we chose. Shocking, I know. But, B was a huge help. He was creative, and brought a bunch of names and combinations to the table that I loved. In fact, he may have named our second son in the process, if we have another boy down the road. He was also the one that confirmed the name we chose for his middle name. I was still wavering, and he really helped me choose. 


How's that for suspense, huh? 

We are still getting used to actually calling him by his name. 'Baby Boy' has already stuck, so that will take some time. And there is no doubt that 'Baby G' will probably become his nickname very quickly. OK, maybe it already has.

We are so excited, and one step closer to meeting our little man! Thank you ALL for your love and support, we appreciate it so much!

27 comments:

Not So Newlyweds said...

Love it!! I have a Gavin in my class now and he is the sweetest thing! Perfect choice for your family!

Valerie Griffin said...

great name!

Meaghan said...

What an adorable name! And I love that you both worked together to complete it!

Angie said...

Love his name!!!!! So excited for you!!!!

Rachael said...

I love it!!! I bet it feels so good to have him named :)

In This Wonderful Life said...

Love it!!! So happy for you guys!

Desiree Lynn said...

My husband would love it simply for the fact that GT has to do with cars ha!

Lauren said...

LOVE :)

Mateya said...

Great choice! We had named Hayden at 20 weeks too but it took awhile for us to get used to the idea of actually calling him that. Kinda crazy when he's not really "here" :)

Noe said...

LOVE the name! Excellent choice. Can't wait to meet baby G!

MommyMandy Musings said...

I just love it!! When I saw the G I was SO hoping it would be Gavin...that was on our list of boy names too! And Thomas is Skip's real name, so that was always going to be the middle name if we had a son...what a strong, perfect name for your sweet boy!

Shannon said...

Very cute! It's definitely more real once they have a name. I think we finally agreed when I was about 7 months pregnant but I was hesistant to say it was the name 100% until I met him and the name fit perfectly.

Erica Renes said...

Great name! And I love the nickname, Baby G. ;) We always called our Jackson "Baby Jax" and his cousins still do. It's so sweet. Congrats again!

Sarah @ More Sangria, please! said...

oh that is a great name!

Ashley @ Gratitude and Latitude said...

Love the name!! It would definitely be on our boy list if it wasn't my cousin's name already ;) Yay for Baby G!!!

[dianegatorfan] said...

Love the name! Congrats again on having a sweet, bouncing baby boy. You will love being a boy mom!!

Shannon Dew said...

Perfect!!! Love that! It was on my short list of names too!

Molly said...

I love it! How are you already halfway through?!?! Crazy!

Kelly said...

Half way....that went fast! Love the name, it was on our boy's list of names! Please email me if you are interested in a free designed birth announcement. :)

Darby Hawley said...

What a strong name for your son!!!! I love it!

Tiffany @ Austin Family Diary said...

yea! Great boy name. We're revealing ours next week :D

Shelley said...

Great name!!

Neely said...

I love it!!!

Amber said...

Oh I love it! Gavin isn't heard much and I love that he'll have a unique name. :)

Jill said...

I love it!! Great name!

Melissa said...

Just started following your blog! Love his name. We are expecting our first boy after two girls and it's so exciting!

Hilary said...

I looooove that name!