Today is (hopefully) the last day to share the baby names that we are thinking about since the big ultrasound is tomorrow. By tomorrow evening, I hope my baby has a name that I can begin calling him/her.
When I was pregnant with Aiden, I looked through baby name books. I searched the Internet. I thought about names from the moment I found out that I was pregnant. Matt really wanted to give our baby an Irish name which brought me to spending hours looking through Irish baby name websites and daydreaming about our future baby. We decided on Aiden for a boy and Kylee (spelled this way because both my mom' s and his dad's middle name is Lee) for a girl. Once we found out we were having a boy, I told everyone what his name was going to be and I started calling the baby by name when I would talk to him. Then the day Aiden was born, Matt wanted to change the name we had decided on! Needless to say, it didn't happen! Not after all that bonding...
So when we found out that we were expecting this little one, I decided I would let Matt pick out the name (unless he chose something that I absolutely couldn't stand!). Matt is an avid reader and he chose names for the baby from a couple of books that he liked. I had no idea that he was such a big fan of J.D. Salinger, but these names come from two different books by this author! So, the names are:
For a boy: Holden Thomas (Holden is from Catcher in the Rye). When we told Aiden this name, he said, "How about Percy or James?" He thought the middle name was after Thomas the train! I thought that was so funny!
For a girl: Zoey Belle (From Franny and Zooey). Matt really wants to spell this name Zooey. And I have seen it spelt like that before, but I just don't want people to call her Zoo-E. I finally made the argument this evening that Matt will hardly ever write this name and I will write it all the time. He finally said it didn't really matter to him. And I had one other issue with this name. I think it's a super cute name and it's really popular right now, but I have a bloggy friend who has a daughter named Zoey and I didn't want to be a name stealer! But Matt convinced me that it was OK. LOL
So, those are our names!
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