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I know I've been MIA for awhile but I'll be around more often nowadays.
We finally settled on names for our boys. Yes, we're having 2 more boys when boy names are SO HARD for us. It's God's practical joke.
We love the name Jack Henry and it's a family name on both sides. However, I'm not thrilled about using Max and Jack together on a daily basis. It would be such a tongue twister for me. So, we were going to try to use both names as a middle name for one boy. But with two boys and with the way the cards fell, we'll be able to use the name without having to use Jack's name on a daily basis.
We're expecting Theo Thomas in November! We're still debating whether to go with Theodore Thomas or just Theo but we'll be calling him by Theo. I think Theodore would be nice as a professional name for college and career applications. Dh wants just Theo. The mn is a family name on Dh's side. So, all three of our boys will be named right up the generations of Dh's side.
The regulars here will recall the debacle I had with SIL who went around saying for over a year that her first two boys would be named Rafe and Gabe. I told her we were in love with Leo. She said she was pregnant a couple weeks later and then only 6 weeks after I had told her I was in love with Leo, she announces to the family if she was having a boy his name would be Leo. And, of course, she had a boy last March. Well, his name is Leo Thomas. So, I think it'd be a little weird to have a Theo Thomas.....Theodore Thomas is much less "obvious", if you know what I mean. What do you all think?
Anyways, Theo had a heart echo on Monday and he is a PERFECTLY HEALTHY little boy!!! Here are a few pics. It looks like he is going to have big feet like his daddy and big brother Max.
He's waving "Hi"!
(And, for the name-o-holics, we would have used Liliana "Lily Kate" Katherine and Jocelyn Tessa for girls. For B/G, it would have been "Lily Kate" and Theo.)
Congrats on picking names! I'm sorry the cards fell the way they did and that you lost Jack As for the other name, I love Theo as a nn, but agree with you that Theodore would be a really nice option for him as he got older.
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Dh is worried if we use Theodore that people will try calling him Ted or Teddy which he cannot stand. But, my friend has a Michael. She and the boy always introduce him as Michael and no one has tried calling him Mike or Mikey.
And, I forgot to mention that I'm actually loving Theo much more than Leo, so I'm not so upset about having my name "stolen". I think both names are smart, strong, and masculine; but I picture a Theo as more artistic and cultured than a Leo. ( to SIL.)
I first started loving Theo as a name when the main character in Children of Men had the name. The actor was Clive Owen who I consider a hottie, so then I liked the name.