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August 26th, 2010, 10:43 PM
MommaOnCloud9's Avatar Mommy of 3!
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Hi all!

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"!

Big Feet!

(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.)
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August 26th, 2010, 10:50 PM
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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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August 26th, 2010, 11:01 PM
MommaOnCloud9's Avatar Mommy of 3!
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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.
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August 27th, 2010, 02:09 AM
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welcome back Janna ((hugs))

I love the names you have chosen!

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August 27th, 2010, 10:55 AM
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Janna's back YAY!!! So good to see you again!! And I LOVE the name Theo! Awesome pick!
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August 27th, 2010, 11:32 AM
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I like Theo.

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August 27th, 2010, 12:20 PM
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Janna- first off WELCOME BACK!! We've missed you!

I love both names. I think you can't go wrong with Theodore OR Theo but I wouldn't worry too much about the Theo/Leo thing.
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August 27th, 2010, 03:40 PM
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Welcome back

Sorry for your loss, but I do love both names! Are your other kids excited for a brother?? I agree Theo is better than Leo!

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August 28th, 2010, 02:21 PM
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I like Theo as opposed to Theodore. Congrats!
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August 28th, 2010, 02:39 PM
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Hi little Theo! So glad you are back Janna! I'm terribly sorry about the loss of Jack...((((HUGS))))

I love Jack and Theo! Normally, I'm all for formal names w/ nicknames but Theo seems so perfect w/ brothers Max and Jack. But I really like Theodore too.
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August 28th, 2010, 04:09 PM
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Welcome back Janna. I'm so sorry for the loss of Jack

I think Jack Henry is a stunning, handsome name and I agree Theo goes best with Max and Jack as his brothers.

Theo is gorgeous, strong, handsome, little bit cheeky whereas I find Theodore a little stuffy.

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