Friday, October 29, 2010

The Name Game....

There have been a few things about this pregnancy that have caught me off guard! The one that has probably been the most surprising is how hard it was to pick out a name! I assumed that I would choose two or three names I liked, run them by Heath, and then he would choose one and then we would be done.

Uhhhh....NO! That's not quite how it all worked out. Believe it or not, he actually had an opinion about this one. We, in fact, had a difficult time choosing names. Neither of us agreed on anything. We shot down pretty much anything the other one came up with. We finally got to the point where we quit talking about it. I was certain, this baby would come home with a birth certificate that said "Baby Boy/Girl Fordham"

Many of you sent suggestion...including Ashlyn and Alyssa. Which, by the way, Ashlyn still reminds me when I see her that Leslie is a good name for a girl. Heath's suggestions, well, let's just say they left something to be desired. I was dead set against an "A" name, mostly because I have 5 beautiful nieces all with "A" names, which is great, I love all their names. I just didn't want to add another one into the mix. We also both really wanted to include a family name in each...the problem was there were not many family names we liked.

So finally, one night I told Heath, we have to decide on names. After a much more serious conversation, we agreed on two names we both like! So, here they are....

Our boy's name is....

Landon Dean


Landon is the one name we both agreed on from the beginning. Dean is from Heath's late uncle, John Dean. As soon as Heath suggested it, I said yes and we were set.

and for a girl...

Lily Austyn


I am afraid to type that one, as it was the hardest to decide on and I don't want to jinx it. I have always known I wanted to name a girl Lily, after Nana. However, when the time came, for reasons unknown, I waivered and Heath wasn't totally in love with it. We played around with several ideas. Kristi suggested the name Austyn, which Heath and I both loved (but you know I have that "A" issue). My favorite part is that it is a little ode to Texas!!! Heath said he liked Lily Austyn or Austyn Lily. So, we finally agreed on one and took it. Unless, I find another girl's name that knocks my socks off, we have our girls name.

It was much harder than I ever thought it would be. And making a decision and sticking with it was difficult too! Why is it so hard to commit? I have always heard pregnant women can't make decisions....I guess they were right!

1 comments:

Jess said...

Love both of the names!!!