Hello nameless child. We do love you. We just can't name you. Nothing seems perfect enough for our second little man.
You see, we put a whole bunch of energy and effort in naming your older brother who just happened to arrive only about a year before you and to be honest - we have no "back-up" name of his that is just right for you and our list of names has been slashed as we have since found reasons that are probably reasons to no one else to eliminate some of our once favorite names.
We talk about your name alot...almost too much. When ever we are driving down the road we ask Brooks if he likes "Peachtree or Piedmont or Haven as a name?" (Get it - Brooks and Haven??) Last week someone jokingly told me we should name this bundle of happiness "Dunn." I didn't think twice about it and then woke up with sweats having a horrific nightmare that my children were Brooks & Dunn!
Then last night we went on a much-needed adult only date (thanks to Nise!) and we talked the whole time about what we would call you because Bingo just wasn't working anymore....a little too impersonal. Your dad even pulled out his first love, the iphone, and thought surely there was an "app for that." Meaning an app to name our unborn child. We resolved to looking through lists on the internet - the source of all knowledge and power- when we got home. Our first list was the biblical name list and what do you know - they would like us to name you Amos! For reasons you'll soon learn, we passed on that name as well as Judas and Nehemiah. Then we started thinking through our family and while there are a few names that we do love for you or a sibling down the way - nothing seems to be just right. Plus, you will also learn, there are some funny names on both sides of your family and though the name "August" may have been perfect for your late late ancestor - you are set to be born in August and we didn't want people asking if you were conceived in August and if your middle name was Starry Starry night or something. People are crazy these days! Your doctor who will hopefully deliver you told me the other day of a baby she just delivered given then large name of Armageddon. Nice for others but I don't want you to remind everyone of the end times - but rather the happy times.
Since we spent our whole date deliberating over your name i went to bed with names running all through my mind. I've concluded that we will no longer talk names at night because I spent the whole night half awake picturing you as the names that came to my head. I finally fell asleep calling you Chapman and I don't know where in the world that came from!!!
So please little man, forgive us for not calling you by name yet. We think about you often. Your brother kicks you ferociously when I am changing his diaper - he is just ready for you to wake up already and join the party! if there is a perfect name for you that we haven't mentioned please send us a sign! We are praying over this most-important decision because we know your name will be the one thing that will always follow you. For now, Dos-Bingo, we love you and we are getting excited about you joining our family. And don't feel too bad - we didn't decide on your brothers name until 10 minutes after he had entered the world and he is doing just fine!
Readers: suggestions welcome but unfortunately - NO MORE "B" names! I know, sad but true. The hard part is most of the names we like best are just that - a lovely "B" name!
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