Thomas Elliott arrived last week! We ended up revealing the name to family before filling out the birth certificate forms, so we were able to confirm the official family spelling of Elliott with DH's grandparents (and I was right that there was confusion—e.g. the newspaper wedding announcement for DH's parents had it spelled Elliot). We've gotten universally positive feedback on the name from family and friends.
I confess that I'm having a hard time settling into what to call him. He had to be whisked away to the NICU within minutes of birth (difficulty breathing—they got him fixed up really quickly and he's perfectly fine now, though it was a scary start), so I didn't get the opportunity to try the name out in that first hour the way I had hoped to. DH wants to call him TomTom (which was one of my nickname suggestions, so I'm fine with it), but so far we've just been calling him Baby ourselves and introducing him to others as Thomas. I keep telling DH that we have to start using his name (in some form), otherwise a few years down the line he'll end up getting bullied on the playground for introducing himself as Baby. :-/
I will probably be MIA from the forums for awhile—this little guy wants to be held around the clock and every spare second I have these days is for sleeping (I'm typing one-handed now). I hope to be back sooner rather than later! Thanks, everyone, for your earlier feedback on his name!
Tue, 04/16/2013 - 8:07am