3.22.2012

the baby name game

The name game. It's difficult. I mean, giving a child a name that he/she will have FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIFE is a pretty big deal. 

The first go 'round was a piece of cake. Ben and I had discussed baby names many times before & had agreed on one boy name and one girl name. Seriously, just one of each. SO, going into our big ultrasound the first time, I knew our baby would have a definite name when we left. I was right....we left with a very active Grayson Benjamin in my belly! 

So now here we are, the 2nd time around. We still have the same girl name picked out...it's in the vault just waiting to be monogrammed on something pink & sweet.

I just knew Baby Dos would be a boy since Ben was 100% convinced it was a girl and we had not even discussed boy names. That would make since, right?

If I was naming a baby with my best girlfriends, it would be a piece of cake. Naming a baby with my husband? Holy headache! Love the man to pieces but he shot down 99.9% of all my suggested boy names. His reasons cracked me up.

That name? Oh, I went to preschool with him and he smelled like apple juice.

That name? Nah, he was a really weird kid in my middle school.

That name? Absolutely not! I didn't like his character on LOST.

Seriously...he kills me. I got a lot of laughs out of the name game!

I am happy to say that our sweet Baby Dos now has a real name! His first name is one of only 2 that Ben liked..ha! He will share a middle name with his daddy. Baby Dos (although I do love it so much) can now be referred to as...

Griffin Andrew

...let the monogramming begin!

19 comments:

melissa said...

What a great, strong name! And so sweet that he shares a middle name with his daddy.

Love your husband's reasons for vetoing names. "he smelled like apple juice" cracked me up!

Lynsey said...

Perfect name! I love that both your boys share a name with Ben. Mason's middle name (James) is Brian's first name (James Brian).

Ben's reaction to names is actually the same as Brian's. They crack me up!

Melissa said...

Haha the apple juice comment made me laugh out loud. Apple juice does smell weird.
I LOVE the name Griffin! So glad you can call him that instead of baby dos (although that is cute). Congrats again! You are going to have an even cuter family!

Amber said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the name Griffin! So glad y'all could finally come to an agreement!

mom FITting it all in said...

What a great name!!!

Sarah said...

love it!

Natalie said...

2 Boy G's in the house! Great name :)

Mallorie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! :-) Griffin and Grayson! So sweet!!!!

Shelli said...

L-O-V-E it!!! Such a great feeling that he is named im sure! Griffin & Grayson = bff's!

Ashley E. said...

I love it!!!

Terri R. Moore said...

Love the name! Love the boy! Congrats to you and Ben!

L.Caroline said...

Love it! My little brother's middle name is Andrew and I plan to use it as a first or middle name for a boy one day, too. :)

L.Caroline said...

P.S. I'm way behind... But your hair darker looks great, too!

Happiness Is... said...

Love it!

Savannah said...

Love love love the name!!!!

The Guff said...

YES! Love the name! Double G's:) Love it!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

love the name!! why do husbands insist on that name game?!? it took us forever to name BG for that same reason!

Ashley Paige said...

I am so jealous... lol ;)

LG said...

LOVE his name! That is really cute!! I like BOTH of those names a lot!