Isn't he cute? His hair reminds me of Asher's hair!
Boy, naming this baby this time around has been hard! Having 3 boys and having lots and lots of cousins that are boys, has made it more difficult than before. Plus, we love each of our kid's names and it's hard to find something that you love just as much.
I was content to wait until we got to the hospital to narrow down our list of favorites- even though that list was pretty long (57 on Josh's list!) until I had a dream that Josh and I got into a big fight over it. This motivated me!
I picked up two baby name books I got from the library The Baby Name Wizard by Laura Wattenberg and The Baby Name Countdown- 140,000 baby names (not too helpful btw!) with a sincere intent in getting help with this baby's name! My favorite baby name book so far has been that first one. At the back it says "Yes, you're baby's perfect name is out there. And yes, this book will help you find it." Okay!
It suggested to not wait until the hospital to name the baby, because what baby looks like a Sawyer, etc. Good idea! It also suggested that it you have a hard time agreeing (us), each person write down their top 6 favorite names on a list, exchange the lists and then each person pick the 2 names on the other's list that they didn't completely dislike. We did that (and before I looked at his list I dreamt that he had nothing on his list).
We came up with 4 names- William, Noah, Declan (Deck-lan) and Brigham. Phew. We both had William on our top 6 lists but that didn't make it the name for sure.
The book also suggested to try the name out on the baby for a day- use it in everyday language, see how it sounded. Good idea!
Yesterday we threw out Noah. And the favorite so far- for me- is Declan. So we'll see how it goes! Either way, this baby will be so loved!