Having 2nd thoughts
I thought this baby's name was a no-brainer. My older kids are Paul, Clare, Mark, Katharine, and James. We're having a boy this spring and we've settled on Andrew Lawrence as his name. Our last name is Tys0n and Lawrence (along with Laura) is a family name heavily used on both sides. Andrew is a long time favorite of my dh though I admit that I have never really loved it. I see it advantages - classic, easy to spell and pronounce, strong, great saint (that's important to us). I also like that it's a bit longer as Katharine goes by her full name much of the time (we also call her Kat and occasionally Kitty). Despite all this, it's a bit like talking yourself into marrying Mr. Right. I don't have much excitement about the name. We've been calling him Andrew and the kids are fairly attached to it.
Another name I've been considering recently is Elias nn Eli. Elias is my dad's middle name. It was also his dad's (my grandfather's) first name as well as the first name of my grandfather's grandfather. If we use Elias we'd likely use John as the middle name which is my dh's dad's first name and one we like quite a bit but can't use as a first name.
Fri, 02/14/2014 - 9:15am