Baby Has A Name!   1 comment

When Nate and I found out we were pregnant back in 2010, we knew that we wanted to name the baby Millie Louise if it was a girl. So, when the ultrasound tech confirmed that we were having a little lady, we started calling her by name, no debates, no long discussions. It was so easy. I should have known it wouldn’t be that easy the second time around. It has been difficult to name Baby Boy. We started out thinking we would call him Martin (Nate and I just thought it was a funny, classic name that you don’t hear very often; plus we loved the idea of calling him ‘Marty’), but the name lost its luster as time went on. I didn’t like that our kids would both have “M” names because it sounded so intentional, even though we didn’t pick Martin because it was an “M” name. Also, Millie’s name is so special because it honors our grandmothers (Nate’s grandmother Millie Cowan and my mammas Betty Louise Jolly); Martin was just a fun choice. I worried that the “fun” would wear off someday and, without a sentimental reason for the name, I would end up not liking it. So, we began the boy name search… I liked Joel and Jonah (I like Old Testament names for boys) and Nate mentioned Truman (wasn’t sure if he was serious, but I shot it down) and Calvin. I had an ultrasound around 23 weeks and baby looked so, I’m not sure how else to state it, formed. He was sucking his thumb and had the sweetest little cheeks. Things felt so real and I remember thinking, I need to know this little boy’s name! So for several weeks Nate and I went back and forth discussing names. Then we stopped for a while cause we were getting NOWHERE. Then one day close to Christmas, Nate asked me “what does your gut say?” I don’t know, Nate, what does your gut say? He answered “David Nathaniel.” I WAS SOLD. Old Testament name? Check. Family name? Check (Nate’s name is Nathaniel David, so we’re just flipping it). We’ve spent the last weeks calling David by name and it sounds more right each time we say it. Millie can pronounce it, too, so that’s an added bonus. We’re well into the third trimester now, less than 9 weeks until David’s due date, and I am feeling better than ever. I’m excited to share more about the end of this pregnancy, all about how we’re preparing for baby and how Big Sister is doing (spoiler alert: she’s fantastic!) in the coming weeks. 


Posted January 22, 2014 by Nate and Julie in Uncategorized

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  1. Baby Davy! Baby Davy! Love the name. Can’t wait to meet him!!

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